Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1885
Genre Poetry
Origin UK
My Copy old hardback
First Read March 19, 2016

Idylls of the King

I'd always passed Tennyson by - mostly because I think the fussy Arthuriana always seems kind of lame? But I'm enjoying this quite a bit, especially because of his style. What do we call this? Florid?

Noted on March 29, 2016

The old order changeth, yielding place to new /

Quoted on March 29, 2016

The thrall in person may be free in soul /

Quoted on March 29, 2016

His age hath slowly droopt, and now lies there /
A yet-warm corpse, and yet unburiable /

Quoted on March 29, 2016

And Arthur said, 'Man's word is God in man; /
Let chance what will, I trust thee to the death.

Quoted on March 29, 2016

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