Locksley Hall Sixty Years After, Etc.

To W.C. Macready


Alfred Tennyson

FAREWELL, Macready, since to-night we part;
    Full-handed thunders often have confessed
    Thy power, well-used to move the public breast.
We thank thee with our voice, and from the heart.
Farewell, Macready, since this night we part,
    Go, take thine honors home; rank with the best,
    Garrick and statelier Kemble, and the rest
Who made a nation purer through their art.
Thine is it that our drama did not die,
    Nor flicker down to brainless pantomine,
    And those gilt gauds men-children swarm to see.
    Farewell, Macready, moral, grave, sublime;
Our Shakespeare’s bland and universal eye
    Dwells pleased, through twice a hundred years, on thee.

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