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Quotation by Alfred Tennyson
Man, her last work, who seemed so fair,
Such splendid purpose in his eyes,
Who rolled the psalm to wintry skies,
Who built him fanes of fruitless prayer,
Who trusted God was love indeed
And love Creation's final law—
Though Nature, red in tooth and claw
With ravine, shrieked against his creed—
Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892), British poet. In Memoriam A. H. H. (Fr. LVI, l. 9–16). . .
Tennyson; a Selected Edition. Christopher Ricks, ed. (1989) University of California Press.
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