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Friday, April 9, 2021

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, May He Rest in Peace

 On this very sad day for Her Majesty the Queen, the British people, the people of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Her Majesty's other realms, the Commonwealth, and much of the world, I can think of no more fitting and beautiful words than those Alfred, Lord Tennyson addressed to Queen Victoria in dedicating to Prince Albert his great narrative poem, Idylls of the King.


Break not, O woman's-heart, but still endure;
Break not, for thou art Royal, but endure,
Remembering all the beauty of that star
Which shone so close beside Thee that ye made
One light together, but has past and leaves
The Crown a lonely splendour. 
May all love,
His love, unseen but felt, o'ershadow Thee,
The love of all Thy sons encompass Thee,
The love of all Thy daughters cherish Thee,
The love of all Thy people comfort Thee,
Till God's love set Thee at his side again!



 






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