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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. V. Browning to Rupert Brooke
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)

O MIGHTY-MOUTH’D inventor of harmonies,
O skill’d to sing of Time or Eternity,
  God-gifted organ-voice of England,
    Milton, a name to resound for ages;
Whose Titan angels, Gabriel, Abdiel,        5
Starr’d from Jehovah’s gorgeous armouries,
  Tower, as the deep-domed empyrëan
    Rings to the roar of an angel onset—
Me rather all that bowery loneliness,
The brooks of Eden mazily murmuring,        10
  And bloom profuse and cedar arches
    Charm, as a wanderer out in ocean,
Where some refulgent sunset of India
Streams o’er a rich ambrosial ocean isle,
  And crimson-hued the stately palm-woods        15
    Whisper in odorous heights of even.

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