Morte d'Arthur

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A poem by Tennyson, written 1833–4, published 1842, subsequently incorporated in ‘The Passing of Arthur’ (1869), preceded by 169 lines and followed by 29, where it formed one of the Idylls of the King. It describes the last moments of Arthur after the battle with Mordred's forces, and includes his elegy on the Round Table, delivered to Sir Bedivere: ‘The old order changeth, yielding place to new…’

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