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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6718
AUTHOR:Alfred Tennyson Tennyson (1809–1892)
QUOTATION:  From yon blue heaven above us bent,
The grand old gardener and his wife 1 
  Smile at the claims of long descent.
ATTRIBUTION:Lady Clara Vere de Vere. Stanza 7.
 
Note 1.
This line stands in Moxon’s edition of 1842,—
“The gardener Adam and his wife,”—
and was restored by the author in his edition of 1873. [back]
 

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