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Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

The Princess: As thro' the Land

              1As thro' the land at eve we went,
              2      And pluck'd the ripen'd ears,
              3We fell out, my wife and I,
              4O we fell out I know not why,
              5      And kiss'd again with tears.
              6And blessings on the falling out
              7      That all the more endears,
              8When we fall out with those we love
              9      And kiss again with tears!
            10For when we came where lies the child
            11      We lost in other years,
            12There above the little grave,
            13O there above the little grave,
            14      We kiss'd again with tears.


1] The Princess: A Medley, published 1847. This poem was added in the edition of 1850.

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: Alfred lord Tennyson, The Princess: A Medley, 3rd edn. (London: E. Moxen, 1850). tenn T366 P756 1850 Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto). Alfred lord Tennyson, Works (London: Macmillan, 1891). tenn T366 A1 1891a Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto).
First publication date: 1850
RPO poem editor: H. M. McLuhan
RP edition: 3RP 3.55.
Recent editing: 2:2002/2/14

Rhyme: abccbdbebfbggb

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