Tennyson’s Suppressed Poems



Printed in Professor Jebb’s Primer of Greek Literature, Macmillan & Co., 1877, p. 60. One of Tennyson’s quantitative experiments. “My father confessed that he believed he knew the quantity of every word in the English language except, perhaps, ‘scissors.’ We asked him to make a Sapphic stanza in quantity, with the Greek cadence. He gave us this” (lines quoted. Life, vol. ii., p. 231)

Alfred Tennyson

FADED every violet, all the roses;
Gone the glorious promise, and the victim
Broken in this anger of Aphrodite
        Yields to the victor!

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