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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume VI. Fancy.  1904.
 
Poems of Sentiment: II. Life
Enid’s Song
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
 
From “Idyls of the King”

  TURN, Fortune, turn thy wheel and lower the proud;
Turn thy wild wheel through sunshine, storm, and cloud;
Thy wheel and thee we neither love nor hate.
 
  Turn, Fortune, turn thy wheel with smile or frown;
With that wild wheel we go not up or down;        5
Our hoard is little, but our hearts are great.
 
  Smile and we smile, the lords of many lands;
Frown and we smile, the lords of our own hands;
For man is man and master of his fate.
 
  Turn, turn thy wheel above the staring crowd;        10
Thy wheel and thou are shadows in the cloud;
Thy wheel and thee we neither love nor hate.
 
 
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