Alfred Lord Tennyson

(6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England)

Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson

21. Come not when I am dead 1/1/2004
22. Cradle Song 1/1/2004
23. Crossing the Bar 1/1/2004
24. CXV: Spring 4/8/2010
25. Dedication 1/1/2004
26. Demeter and Persephone 1/1/2004
27. Duet 1/1/2004
28. Early Spring 4/8/2010
29. Enoch Arden 1/1/2004
30. Far-Far-Away 4/8/2010
31. Fatima 1/1/2004
32. Flower in the Crannied Wall 4/8/2010
33. Freedom 4/8/2010
34. from 'The Princess' 4/8/2010
35. Gareth And Lynette 1/1/2004
36. Geraint And Enid 1/1/2004
37. Gigantic daughter of the West, 4/8/2010
38. Guinevere 1/1/2004
39. Hands All Round 4/8/2010
40. Hendecasyllabics 1/1/2004

The Grandmother

I.
And Willy, my eldest-born, is gone, you say, little Anne?
Ruddy and white, and strong on his legs, he looks like a man.
And Willy's wife has written: she never was over-wise,
Never the wife for Willy: he would n't take my advice.

II.
For, Annie, you see, her father was not the man to save,
Had n't a head to manage, and drank himself into his grave.

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