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Canto C




I climb the hill: from end to end    Of all the landscape underneath,    I find no place that does not breathe Some gracious memory of my friend;


No gray old grange, or lonely fold,    Or low morass and whispering reed,   Or simple stile from mead to mead, Or sheepwalk up the windy world;


Nor hoary knoll of ash and hew    That hears the latest linnet trill,    Nor quarry trench'd along the hill And haunted by the wrangling daw;


Nor runlet tinkling from the rock;    Nor pastoral rivulet that swerves    To left and right thro' meadowy curves, That feed the mothers of the flock;


But each has pleased a kindred eye,    And each reflects a kindlier day;    And, leaving these, to pass away, I think once more he seems to die.


-Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam A. H. H., Canto C