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Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Guinevere ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Guinevere
As in the golden days.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Elaine ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Elaine

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Elaine
Then to her tower she climb’d, and took the shield, there kept it, and so lived in fantasy.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Elaine
But to be with you still, to see your face, to serve you, and to follow you ‘thro the world.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Elaine
So those two brethren from the chariot took and on the black decks laid her in her bed.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Guinevere
Before the coming of the sinful Queen.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Guinevere
It was their last hour, a madness of farewells.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Guinevere
The Queen who sat betwixt her best Enid, and lissome Vivien, of her court the wiliest and the worst.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Vivien
O master do you love my tender rhyme?

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Vivien
And in the hollow oak he lay as dead, and lost to life and use and name and fame.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Vivien ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Vivien
At which the King had gazed upon her blankly and gone by.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Lancelot ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Frontispiece, Illustration for Vivien
Sir Lancelot went ambassador, at first, to fetch her, and she took him for the King.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Enid ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Enid

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Enid
To make her beauty vary day by day, in crimsons and in purples and in gems.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Enid
Yniol’s rusted arms were on his princely person, but thro’ these princelike his bearing shone.