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Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

The Eagle

              1He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
              2Close to the sun in lonely lands,
              3Ring'd with the azure world, he stands.

              4The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
              5He watches from his mountain walls,
              6And like a thunderbolt he falls.


1] Fragment.

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Poems of Alfred Tennyson, 7th edn. (London: E. Moxon, 1851). tenn T366 A105 1851. Alfred lord Tennyson, Works (London: Macmillan, 1891). tenn T366 A1 1891a Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto).
First publication date: 1851
RPO poem editor: H. M. McLuhan
RP edition: 3RP 3.55.
Recent editing: 2:2002/1/10

Rhyme: aaa

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