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First Line: Flow down, cold rivulet, to the sea
Last Line: For ever and for ever.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Brooks; Inland Waters; Streams; Creeks


Flow down, cold rivulet, to the sea
Thy tribute wave deliver:
No more by thee my steps shall be,
For ever and for ever.
But here will sigh thine alder tree,
And here thine aspen shiver;
And here by thee will hum the bee,
For ever and for ever.
A thousand suns will stream on thee,
A thousand moons will qiuver;
But not by thee my steps shall be,
For ever and for ever.




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