Quotation by Alfred Tennyson

For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see,
Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be;
Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies of magic sails,
Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down with costly bales;
Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and there rained a ghastly dew
From the nations' airy navies grappling in the central blue;
Far along the world-wide whisper of the south-wind rushing warm,
With the standards of the peoples plunging through the
thunder-storm;
Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892), British poet. Locksley Hall (l. 119–126). . .

Tennyson; a Selected Edition. Christopher Ricks, ed. (1989) University of California Press.
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