Tennyson’s Suppressed Poems



Published in Manchester Athænaum Album, 1850. Written, 1837. Republished, altered, in Life, vol. I, p. 161.

Alfred Tennyson

HOW often, when a child I lay reclined,
    I took delight in this locality!
Here stood the infant Ilion of the mind,
    And here the Grecian ships did seem to be.

And here again I come and only find
    The drain-cut levels of the marshy lea,—
Gray sand banks and pale sunsets—dreary wind,
    Dim shores, dense rains, and heavy clouded sea.

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