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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
Songs from “The Princess.” III. Bugle Song
 
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron (1809–92)
 
 
  THE SPLENDOR falls on castle walls
    And snowy summits old in story:
  The long light shakes across the lakes,
    And the wild cataract leaps in glory.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,        5
Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying.
 
  O hark, O hear! how thin and clear,
    And thinner, clearer, farther going!
  O sweet and far from cliff and scar
    The horns of Elfland faintly blowing!        10
Blow, let us hear the purple glens replying:
Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying.
 
  O love, they die in yon rich sky,
    They faint on hill or field or river:
  Our echoes roll from soul to soul,        15
    And grow for ever and for ever.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying.
And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying, dying.
 

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