Idylls of the King: Song from The Marriage of Geraint
Alfred Lord Tennyson, Idylls of the King (Boston, Mass.: Ticknor and Fields, 1859). tenn/T366/I496/1859 Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto). Alfred lord Tennyson, Works (London: Macmillan, 1891). tenn T366 A1 1891a Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto).
1 Turn, Fortune, turn thy wheel, and lower the proud;
2Turn thy wild wheel thro' sunshine, storm, and cloud;
3Thy wheel and thee we neither love nor hate.
4 Turn, Fortune, turn thy wheel with smile or frown;
5With that wild wheel we go not up or down;
6Our hoard is little, but our hearts are great.
7 Smile and we smile, the lords of many lands;
8Frown and we smile, the lords of our own hands;
9For man is man and master of his fate.
10 Turn, turn thy wheel above the staring crowd;
11Thy wheel and thou are shadows in the cloud;
12Thy wheel and thee we neither love nor hate.
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J. D. Robins