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HAPPY HE WITH SUCH A MOTHER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet there was one
Last Line: He shall not blind his soul with clay.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Mothers


YET was there one ...
Not learned, save in gracious household ways,
Not perfect, nay, but full of tender wants,
No Angel, but a dearer being, all dipped
In Angel instincts, breathing Paradise,
Interpreter between the Gods and men,
Who looked all native to her place....
Happy he
With such a mother! faith in womankind
Beats with his blood, and trust in all things high
Comes easy to him, and though he trip and fall
He shall not blind his soul with clay.





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