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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Song: ‘The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls’
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
 
From ‘The Princess’

  THE SPLENDOR falls on castle walls
    And snowy summits old in story:
  The long light shakes across the lakes,
    And the wild cataract leaps in glory.
Blow, bugle, blow! set the wild echoes flying!        5
Blow, bugle; answer, echoes—dying, dying, dying.
 
  Oh hark, oh hear! how thin and clear,
    And thinner, clearer, farther going!
  Oh, sweet and far from cliff and scar
    The horns of Elfland faintly blowing!        10
Blow! let us hear the purple glens replying:
Blow, bugle; answer, echoes—dying, dying, dying.
 
  O love, they die in yon rich sky,
    They faint on hill or field or river:
  Our echoes roll from soul to soul,        15
    And grow for ever and for ever.
Blow, bugle, blow! set the wild echoes flying!
And answer, echoes, answer—dying, dying, dying.
 
 
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