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1928

BY ALFRED TENNYSON, D.C.L.

POET LAUREATE

STRAHAN AND CO., PUBLISHERS
56 LUDGATE HILL, LONDON

1872

STRAHAN AND COM, PUBLISHERS

LONDON : BRADBURY, EVANS, AND CO., PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.

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TO THE QUEEN.

REVERED, beloved— you that hold

A nobler office upon earth

Than arms, or power of brain, or birth Could give the warrior kings of old,

Victoria,-since your Royal grace

To one of less desert allows

This laurel greener from the brows Of him that utter'd nothing base ;

And should your greatness, and the care

That yokes with empire, yield you time

To make demand of modern rhyme If aught of ancient worth be there ;

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