The Landing of King George I of Greece at the Piraeus

Original Text: 
The Collected Sonnets of Charles (Tennyson) Turner. Ed. F. B. Pinion and M. Pinion (London: MacMillan Press, 1988) : 93.
1Nature and man should join with one accord
2To celebrate this purer second birth
3Of royalty -- blue skies and Attic mirth,
4And boughs of myrtle round the guardian sword;
5A double strength of purple on the hills,
6And a wine-fount in mid-Athens! that each mouth
7May quaff the young king's health, and slake the drouth
8Of that long-drawn Bavarian term of ills;
9And you, Ionian isles! when Adria's wave
10Comes foaming in before the Danish prows,
11Remember England, ruling but to save,
12And how she listen'd to your earnest vows;
13Remember England in that night's carouse,
14For what her mighty hand, unfolding, gave!
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2004
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