To A German Lady

Original Text: 
The Collected Sonnets of Charles (Tennyson) Turner. Ed. F. B. Pinion and M. Pinion (London: MacMillan Press, 1988) : 202.
1We took thee with our English youths and maids
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3To spend a day among the forest shades,
4From noise and city tumult far away.
5We heard thee singing in thy native tongue,
6Of the rich beauties of thy Rhineland vale,
7While still the sunset beam and morning gale
8Were sweet recurring words in thy wild song.
9We gather'd round thy seat, a listening band,
10And one fond youth soon proffer'd heart and hand,
11And wedded thee beside thy native Rhine,
12And chose his home in thy dear fatherland,
13Where now he hears at will that noice of thine
14Sing morgenluft and abendsonnenschein.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2004
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