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" What harm, undone? Deep harm to disobey, Seeing obedience is the bond of rule. Were it well to obey then, if a king demand An act unprofitable, against himself? "
The holy grail, and other poems - Page 134
by Alfred Tennyson (1st baron.) - 1870
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Poems, Volume 2

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1842 - 250 pages
...harm to disobey, Seeing obedience is the bond of rule. Were it well to obey then, if a king demand An act unprofitable, against himself? The King is...aftertime, but empty breath And rumours of a doubt 1 but were this kept, Stored in some treasure-house of mighty kings, Some one might show it at a joust...
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Poems, Volume 1

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1851 - 276 pages
...harm to disobey, Seeing obedience is the bond of rule. Were it well to obey then, if a king demand An act unprofitable, against himself? The king is...lord Should be to aftertime, but empty breath And rumors of a doubt ? but were this kept, Stored in some treasure-house of mighty kings, Some one might...
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Poems, Volume 1

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1854 - 284 pages
...harm to disobey, Seeing obedience is the bond of rule. Were it well to obey then, if a king demand An act unprofitable, against himself? The king is...lord Should be to aftertime, but empty breath And rumors of a doubt ? but were this kept, Stored in some treasure-house of mighty kings, Some one might...
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Poems, Volume 1

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1854 - 286 pages
...harm to disobey, Seeing obedience is the bond of rule. Were it well to obey then, if a king demand An act unprofitable, against himself? The king is...lord Should be to aftertime, but empty breath And rumors of a doubt ? but were this kept, Stored in some treasure-house of mighty kings, Some one might...
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Poems

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1856 - 400 pages
...harm to disobey, Seeing obedience is the bond of rule. Were it well to obey then, if a king demand An act unprofitable, against himself ? The King is...some treasure-house of mighty kings, Some one might stow it at a joust of arms, Saying, ' King Arthur's sword, Excalibur, Wrought by the lonely maiden...
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The modern reader and speaker

David Charles Bell - 1856 - 466 pages
...harm to disobey, seeing obedience is the bond of rule. Were it well to obey, then, if a king demand an act unprofitable, against himself? The king is sick, and knows not what he does. What record, ot what relic of my lord should be to after-time, but empty breath and rumours of a doubt ? But were...
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The Poets of the Nineteenth Century

Robert Aris Willmott, Evert Augustus Duyckinck - 1858 - 642 pages
...harm to disobey, Seeing obedience is the bond of rule. Were it well to obey then, if a king demand An act unprofitable, against himself? The King is sick, and knows not what he does. AVhat record, or what relic of my lord Should be to aftertime, but empty breath And rumours of a doubt?...
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Poems

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1858 - 402 pages
...harm to disobey, Seeing obedience is the bond of rule. Were it well to obey then, if a king demand An act unprofitable, against himself? The King is sick, .and knows not what he docs. What record, or what relic of my lord Should be to aftertime, but empty breath And rumours of...
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Poems

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1858 - 402 pages
...harm to disobey, Seeing obedience is the bond of rule. Were it well to obey then, if a king demand An act unprofitable, against himself? The King is sick, and knows not what he docs. What record, or what relic of my lord Should be to aftertime, but empty breath And rumours of...
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The Ladies' Companion

1859 - 386 pages
...her longed-for resting-place. The old woman was no more. OUR LIBRARY TABLE. "IDYLLS OP THE KING." " What record, or what relic of my lord Should be to...aftertime, but empty breath And rumours of a doubt ?" Sforte D'AMur. " Flos Regum Arthurus" a subject which has for long time held the fancy of the...
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