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" ULYSSES. IT little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. "
Poetry of the Age of Fable - Page 155
by Thomas Bulfinch - 1863 - 251 pages
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Selected Poetry

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson - Poetry - 1995 - 232 pages
...Lord, Aid all this foolish people; let them take Example, pattern: lead them to thy light. 220 ULYSSES It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep,...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...later arranged into pattems of memory, doubt, despair, faith, and hope in ln Memoriam (1850). ULYSSES It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match 'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep,...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...Shakespeare and other Elizabethan dramatists. Alfred, Lord Tennyson uses blank verse in his poem "Ulysses": It little profits that an idle king By this still...That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. Blason: See blazon. Blazon: A poem listing the elements of physical attraction. Andrew MarvelTs "To...
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Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry

Matthew Campbell - Literary Criticism - 1999
...facing an end and making arrangements for the society that has been left behind. 'Ulysses' begins, 'It little profits that an idle king, / By this still hearth, among these barren crags'. The second stanza of In Memoriam cvin has the words 'profit' and 'barren' in even closer proximity,...
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The New Economic Criticism: Studies at the Intersection of Literature and ...

Martha Woodmansee, Mark Osteen - Business & Economics - 1999 - 437 pages
...22-23: "How dull it is to pause, to make an end, / To rust unburnish'd, not to shine in use!"; ll.4-5: "a savage race / That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me." 12 Such an argument assumes that the Arthur who is to "come again" is not merely a return of the Arthur...
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Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming

Jonathan Shay - History - 2010 - 352 pages
...to unendurable proportions. Tennyson captured this boredom in the opening lines of his poem Ulysses: It little profits that an idle king By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep,...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 313 pages
...from a garden-croft; And gathering swallows twitter in the skies. [1819] Ulysses Alfred, Lord Tennyson It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep,...
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Sincerity’s Shadow

Deborah FORBES, Independent Scholar Deborah Forbes - Poetry - 2004 - 244 pages
...parts of the poem in which Ulysses seems to treat his family and his people unfairly are highlighted: It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep,...
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Shakespeare and the Victorians: Arden Critical Companions

Adrian Poole - Drama - 2004 - 296 pages
...conflict at the heart of the poem. Ulysses remembers Hamlet's resolution (4.4.33-9) when he repudiates the 'savage race, / That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me' (4-5). Yet it is Romeo and Juliet that takes over from Hamlet in providing the main plot structure...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...of 13 My strength is as the strength often, Because my heart is pure. "Sir Galahad" 1. 3 (1842) 14 , The h 0 Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race That hoard, and sleep, and...
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