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Canto XIX




The Danube to the Severn gave    The darken'd heart that beat no more;    They laid him by the pleasant shore, And in the hearing of the wave.


There twice a day the Severn fills;    The salt sea-water passes by,    And hushes half the babbling Wye, And makes a silence in the hills.


The Wye is hush'd nor moved along,    And hush'd my deepest grief of all,    When fill'd with tears that cannot fall, I brim with sorrow drowning song.


The tide flows down, the wave again    Is vocal in its wooded walls;    My deeper anguish also falls, And I can speak a little then.


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

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