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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. V. Browning to Rupert Brooke
Extracts from In Memoriam: ‘There rolls the deep where grew the tree’
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
THERE rolls the deep where grew the tree.
    O earth, what changes hast thou seen!
    There where the long street roars, hath been
The stillness of the central sea.
The hills are shadows, and they flow        5
    From form to form, and nothing stands;
    They melt like mist, the solid lands,
Like clouds they shape themselves and go.
But in my spirit will I dwell,
    And dream my dream, and hold it true;        10
    For tho’ my lips may breathe adieu,
I cannot think the thing farewell.

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