Tennyson’s Suppressed Poems



Published in the Marlborough College magazine, The Marlburian, of September 20, 1871. One of Tennyson’s experiments in quantity. The last two lines are quoted in the Life, vol. ii., p. 12, as the “comic end of an Alcaic in quantity.”

Alfred Tennyson

UP sprang the dawn unspeakably radiant,
Sending from all that luminous orient
    Far splendor: and sweet larks ascending,
    Hailed with a glorious hymn the sunrise.

Fortune was all-kind, for through the lovely vale,
Forth flamed the sun o’er silvery foliage.
    Thine early rising well repaid thee
    Munificently rewarded artist.

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