The Princess by Baron Alfred Tennyson.
The Princess is a serio-comic blank verse narrative poem, written by Alfred Tennyson, published in 1847. Tennyson was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1850 to 1892 and remains one of the most popular English poets.
To avoid a curse which fortells her doom if ever she looks upon the city of Camelot, the fairy lady of Shalott never leaves her tower. When in her mirror she sees Sir Lancelot, she realizes that her attempt to trick fate has failed.
On either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the word and meet the sky; And thro' the field the road runs by To many-tower'd Camelot. --From The Lady of Shalott Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poems found inspiration in sources as diverse as Greek myths (Tithonius), Arthurian legends (Idylls of the King), Shakespeare (Mariana), and contemporary history (Charge of the Light Brigade). But his most famous and heartfelt work, In...
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