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Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy Autumn-fields, And thinking of the days that are no more.

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Source Notes: The Princess, section 4. Lines presented as a diverting song by one of the maidens. Tennyson wrote this lyric probably near Tintern Abbey. His friend Arthur Hallam, the subject of Tennyson's In Memorian A.H.H., was buried nearby.

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