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For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see,Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be;Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies of magic sails,Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down with costly bales;Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and there raind a ghastly dewFrom the nations airy navies grappling in the central blue;Far along the world-wide whisper of the south-wind rushing warm,With the standards of the peoples plunging thro the thunder-storm;Till the war-drums throbbd, no longer, and the battle-flags were furldIn the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world. There the common sense of most shall hold a fretful realm in awe,And the kindly earth shall slumber, lapt in universal law.

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Source Notes: Source: ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON, Locksley Hall, verses 6065, The Poetical Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, p. 111 .

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (August 6, 1809 October 6, 1892) was one of the most popular English poets of his time.

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