John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Alfred Tennyson Tennyson. (18091892) 6718
From yon blue heaven above us bent, The grand old gardener and his wife 1 Smile at the claims of long descent.
Lady Clara Vere de Vere. Stanza 7. 6719
Howeer it be, it seems to me, T is only noble to be good. 2 Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood.
Lady Clara Vere de Vere. Stanza 7. 6720
You must wake and call me early, call me early, mother dear; To-morrowll be the happiest time of all the glad New Year, Of all the glad New Year, mother, the maddest, merriest day; For I m to be Queen o the May, mother, I m to be queen o the May.
The May Queen. 6721
Ah, why Should life all labour be?
The Lotus-Eaters. iv. 6722
A daughter of the gods, divinely tall, And most divinely fair. 3
A Dream of fair Women. Stanza xxii. 6723
God gives us love. Something to love He lends us; but when love is grown To ripeness, that on which it throve Falls off, and love is left alone.
To J. S. 6724
Sleep sweetly, tender heart, in peace! Sleep, holy spirit, blessed soul, While the stars burn, the moons increase, And the great ages onward roll.
To J. S.
Note 1. This line stands in Moxons edition of 1842, The gardener Adam and his wife, and was restored by the author in his edition of 1873. [ back] Note 2. See Chapman, page 37. [ back]
Note 3. See Pope, page 340. [ back]