Tennyson's The Princess
by Tennyson, Alfred, Lord
Hard cover

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Tennyson's the PrincessTennyson's the Princess (hardcover)
Pub. Date: 2022
Publisher: Legare Street Press
Price: $61.79
Seller: Bonita, Newport Coast, CA, USA
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More About Tennyson's The Princess by Tennyson, Alfred, Lord

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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... on her ire; she crush'd The scrolls together, made a sudden turn As if to speak, but, utterance failing her, She whirl'd them on to me, as who should say "Read," and I read--two letters--one her sire's. "Fair daughter, when we sent the Prince your way We knew not your ungracious laws, which learnt, 380 We, conscious of what temper you are built, Came all in haste to hinder wrong, but fell Into his father's hands, who has this night, You lying close upon his territory, Slipt round and in the dark invested you, And here he keeps me hostage for his son." The second was my father's running thus: "You have our son: touch not a hair of his head: Render him up unscathed: give him your hand: Cleave to your contract: tho' indeed we hear 390 You hold the woman is the better man; A rampant heresy, such as if it spread Would make all women kick against their Lords Thro' all the world, and which might well deserve That we this night should pluck your palace down; And we will do it, unless you send us back Our son, on the instant, whole." "And once--I well remember that red night When thirty ricks, All flaming, made an English homestead Hell--These hands of mine Have helped to pass a bucket from the well Along the line." So far I read; And then stood up and spoke impetuously. "O not to pry and peer on your reserve, But led by golden wishes, and a hope 400 The child of regal compact, did I break Your precinct; not a scorner of your sex, But venerator, zealous it should be All that it might be: hear me, for I bear, Tho' man, yet human, whatsoe'er your wrongs, From the flaxen curl to the gray lock a life Less mine than yours: my nurse would tell me of you; I babbled for you, as babies for the moon, Vague brightness; when a boy, you stoop'd to me From all...

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  • PID: 17365751813
  • ISBN-13: 9781016189828
  • Publisher: Legare Street Press
  • Seller: Alibris
    Condition: New.
    Notes: Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 174 p.