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IDYLS OF THE KING_Round Table contd.

TIRESIAS, AND OTHER POEMS continued-

Geraint and Enid

354

The Charge of the Heavy Brigade at

Balin and Balan

369

Balaclava

Merlin and Vivien

380 Epilogue

Lancelot and Elaine

395

570

3 The Holy Grail

418

The Dead Prophet

• 571

Pelleas and Ettarre

433

Early Spring

573

The Last Tournament

443 Prefatory Poem to my Brother's Sonnets

573

Guinevere

456

Frater Ave atque Vale

574

The Passing of Arthur

Helen's Tower .

574

To the Queen

474

Epitaph on Lord Stratford de Redcliffe

574

THE LOVER'S TALE

Epitaph on General Gordon

574

476

Epitaph on Caxton

575

To ALFRED TENNYSON, MY GRANDSON 499 To the Duke of Argyll

575

Hands all Round

BALLADS AND OTHER POEMS:

575

Freedom

575

The First Quarrel

499 To H. R. H. Princess Beatrice

576

Rizpah

501 The Fleet.

577

The Northern Cobbler

504

Opening of the Indian and Colonial Ex-

The Revenge: A Ballad of the Fleet

507

hibition by the Queen

577

The Sisters

509 Poets and their Bibliographies

The Village Wife; or, the Entail

514 To W. C. Macready

578

In the Children's Hospital

517

QUEEN Mary

579

Dedicatory Poem to the Princess Alice

518

HAROLD

The Defence of Lucknow

652

519

BECKET

Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham

693

521

THE Cup

Columbus ,

750

525

THE FALCON

767

The Voyage of Maeldune

529
De Profundis:

778

1887 THE PROMISE OF MAY

DEMETER, AND OTHER POEMS:

The Two Greetings

532

To the Marquis of Dufferin and Ava 804

The Human Cry.

533

On the Jubilee of Queen Victoria

805

SONNETS:

To Professor Jebb

806

Demeter and Persephone .

806

Prefatory Sonnet to the Nineteenth

Owd Roa

809

Century'

533

Vastness

To the Rev. W. H. Brookfield

533

The Ring :

Montenegro

• 533

Forlorn

821

To Victor Hugo

534

Happy

822

4 TRANSLATIONS, ETC.

To Ulysses

825

Battle of Brunanburh

To Mary Boyle

826

534

Achilles over the Trench .

The Progress of Spring

827

To the Princess Frederica of Hanover on

her Marriage.

831

Romney's Remorse

537

Sir John Franklin

Parnassus.

• 537

To Dante .

537

Far-far-away

TIRESIAS, AND OTHER POEMS:

Politics

To E. Fitzgerald

537

Beautiful City

835

Tiresias

The Roses on the Terrace

836

The Wreck

541

The Play

836

Despair

544

On One who affected an Effeminate Manner 836

The Ancient Sage

547

To One who ran down the English. 836

The Flight

552

The Snowdrop.

836

Tomorrow

The Throstle

836

The Spinster's Sweet-Arts

557

The Oak

836

Locksley Hall Sixty Years after

In Memoriam-William George Ward

837

Prologue to General Hamley.

Crossing the Bar

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THE DEATH OF ENONE, AKBAR'S DREAM,

AND OTHER POEMS:

XJune Bracken and Heather

To the Master of Balliol

The Death of Enone

St. Telemachus

Akbar's Dream

The Bandit's Death .

The Church-Warden and the Curate

Charity

Kapiolani .

The Dawn

The Making of Man.

875

875

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877

878

883

884

886

887

888

889

892

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ALL THINGS WILL DIE-LEONINE ELEGIACS.

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ALL THINGS WILL DIE.

For even and morn
Ye will never see
Thro' eternity.
All things were born.
Ye will come never more,
For all things must die.

LEONINE ELEGIACS.

CLEARLY the blue river chimes in its flowing

Under my eye ; Warmly and broadly the south winds are blowing

Over the sky. One after another the white clouds are

fleeting : Every heart this May morning in joyance is beating

Full merrily;
Yet all things must die.
The stream will cease to flow ;
The wind will cease to blow ;
The clouds will cease to fleet;
The heart will cease to beat ;
For all things must die.

All things must die.
Spring will come never more.

Oh! vanity!
Death waits at the door.
See ! our friends are all forsaking
The wine and the merrymaking.
We are callid-we must go.
Laid low, very low,
In the dark we must lie.
The merry glees are still ;
The voice of the bird
Shall no more be heard,
Nor the wind on the hill.

Oh! misery !
Hark! death is calling
While I speak to ye,
The jaw is falling,
The red cheek paling,
The strong limbs failing ;
Ice with the warm blood mixing ;
The eyeballs fixing
Nine times goes the passing bell :
Ye merry souls, farewell,

The old earth
Had a birth,
As all men know,

Long ago.
And the old earth must die.
So let the warm winds range,
And the blue wave beat the shore ;

LOW-FLOWING breezes are roaming the

broad valley dimm'd in the gloaming: Thoro' the black-stemm'd pines only

the far river shines. Creeping thro'blossomy rushes and bowers

of rose-blowing bushes, Down by the poplar tall rivulets babble

and fall. Barketh the shepherd - dog cheerly; the

grasshopper carolleth clearly ; Deeply the wood-dove coos ; shrilly the

owlet halloos; Winds creep; dews fall chilly: in her

first sleep earth breathes stilly : Over the pools in the burn water-gnats

murmur and mourn. Sadly the far kine loweth : the glimmer

ing water outfloweth : Twin peaks shadow'd with pine slope to

the dark hyaline. Low-throned Hesper is stayed between

the two peaks ; but the Naiad Throbbing in mild unrest holds him

beneath in her breast. The ancient poetess singeth, that Hes

perus all things bringeth, Smoothing the wearied mind: bring me

my love, Rosalind. Thou comest morning or

even ; she cometh not morning or even. False-eyed Hesper, unkind, where is my

sweet Rosalind ?

SUPPOSED CONFESSIONS

OF A SECOND-RATE SENSITIVE MIND.

O GOD! my God! have mercy now. I faint, I fall. Men say that Thou

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