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The Poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson
by Tennyson, Alfred, Lord
 
Hardcover
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...O Galahad, and O Galahad, follow me." ' " ' Ah, Galahad, Galahad, ' said the King, 'for such As thou art is the vision, not for these. Thy holy nun and thou have seen a sign--Holier is none, my Percivale, than she-A sign to maim this Order which I made. But you, that follow but the leader's bell ' (Brother, the King was hard upon his knights) ' Taliessin is our fullest throat of song, And one hath sung and all the dumb will sing. Lancelot is Lancelot, and hath overborne Five knights at once, and every younger knight, Unproven, holds himself as Lancelot, Till overborne by one, he learns--and ye, What are ye? Galahads?--no, nor Percivales ' (For thus it pleased the King to range me close After Sir Galahad); ' nay, ' said he, ' but men With strength and will to right the wrong'd, of power To lay the sudden heads of violence flat, Knights that in twelve great battles splash'd and dyed The strong White Horse in his own heathen blood-But one hath seen, and all the blind will see. Go, since your vows are sacred, being made: Yet--for ye know the cries of all my realm Pass thro' this hall--how often, O my, knights, Your places being vacant at my side, This chance of noble deeds will come and go Unchallenged, while you follow wandering fires Lost in the quagmire? Many of you, yea most, Return no more: ye think I show myself Too dark a prophet: come now, let us meet The morrow morn once more in one full field Of gracious pastime, that once more the King, Before you leave him for this Quest, may count The yet-unbroken strength of all his knights, Rejoicing in that Order which he made.' " So when the sun broke next from under ground, All the great...

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  • PID: 16537013129
  • Publisher: Limited Editions Club
  • Seller: Charles Agvent, ABAA
    Condition: Bookplate on the front pastedown. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase
    Notes: Quarto (6-1/2" x 10-3/4") bound in quarter maroon goatskin and terra cotta linen boards with the front board embossed with an oval relief portrait of Tennyson; 308 pages. Selected and introduced by John D. Rosenberg; designed by John Dreyfus. Illustrated with 25 wood-engraved vignettes by Reynolds Stone. Copy #1657 of 2000 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.