The Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Volume 5

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Macmillan, 1908
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User Review  - David L - Christianbook.com

I am a big Tennyson fan, and this collection of his poems is quite comprehensive, even if it does omit some important works. It is in the very affordable Wordsworth Editions series, which means it is ... Read full review

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Page 102 - SUNSET and evening star, And one clear call for me ! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea...
Page 102 - And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark; For tho...
Page 634 - I renounce and refuse, as things written with my hand contrary to the truth which I thought in my heart, and written for fear of death, and to save my life if it might be...
Page 93 - Neither mourn if human creeds be lower than the heart's desire ! Thro' the gates that bar the distance comes a gleam of what is higher. Wait till Death has flung them open, when the man will make the Maker Dark no more with human hatreds in the glare of deathless fire...
Page 626 - A good hymn is the most difficult thing in the world to write. In a good hymn you have to be commonplace and poetical. The moment you cease to be commonplace and put in any expression at all out of the common, it ceases to be a hymn.
Page 82 - Let your reforms for a moment go ! Look to your butts, and take good aims ! Better a rotten borough or so Than a rotten fleet and a city in flames...
Page 605 - Vicar of this pleasant spot Where it was my chance to marry, Happy, happy be your lot In the Vicarage by the quarry. You were he that knit the knot ! Sweetly, smoothly flow your life. Never tithe unpaid perplex you, Parish feud, or party strife, All things please you, nothing vex you, You have given me such a wife...
Page 633 - Christ for ever in joy, or else to be in pain for ever with wicked devils in hell, and I see before mine eyes presently either heaven ready to receive me, or else hell ready to swallow me up : I shall therefore declare unto you my very faith how I...
Page 81 - THERE is a sound of thunder afar, Storm in the South that darkens the day ! Storm of battle and thunder of war ! Well if it do not roll our way. Storm, Storm, Riflemen form! Ready, be ready against the storm ! Riflemen, Riflemen, Riflemen form!
Page 32 - I watch'd my son, And those that follow'd, loosen, stone from stone, All my fair work; and from the ruin arose The shriek and curse of trampled millions, even As in the time before ; but while I groan'd, From out the sunset pour'd an alien race, Who fitted stone to stone again, and Truth, Peace, Love and Justice came and dwelt therein...

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