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THE WORKS OF

ALFRED TENNYSON.

IDYLLS OF THE KING.

HENRY S. KING & Co.
65, CORNHILL, & 12, PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON.

1874.

280, n. 838

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DEDICATION.

These to His Memory-since he held them dear,
Perchance as finding there unconsciously
Some image of himself-I dedicate,
I dedicate, I consecrate with tears-
These Idylls.

And indeed He seems to me Scarce other than my own ideal knight,

Who reverenced his conscience as his king ; Whose glory was, redressing human wrong; Who spake no slander, no, nor listen'd to it; Who loved one only and who clave to her—' Her-over all whose realms to their last isle, Commingled with the gloom of imminent war, The shadow of His loss drew like eclipse, Darkening the world. We have lost him : he is gone :

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