Trust me, Clara Vere de Vere,
From yon blue heavens above us bent
The gardener Adam and his wife
Smile at the claims of long descent.
Howe’er it be, it seems to me,
‘Tis only noble to be good.
Kind hearts are more than coronets,
And simple faith than Norman blood.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) English poet
“Lady Clara Vere de Vere,” st. 7 (1832)
Added on 15-Jul-10 | Last updated 15-Jul-10
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