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Tennyson's Poetry

In the studio: Salvaged pages from a damaged antique poetry book by Alfred Tennyson
O let the solid ground
Not fail beneath my feet
Before my life has found
What some have found so sweet;
Then let come what come may,
What matter if I go mad,
I shall have had my day.

Let the sweet heavens endure,
Not close and darken above me
Before I am quite quite sure
That there is one to love me,
Then let come what come may
To a life that has been so sad
I shall have had my day.
Alfred Lord Tennyson, Love Poems, p. 55

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