The Beggar Maid

The Beggar Maid is in Tennyson Poems.

In 1833 Alfred Tennyson Poet 1st Baron Tennyson 1809-1892 (23) wrote The Beggar Maid:
Her arms across her breast she laid;
She was more fair than words can say:
Bare-footed came the beggar maid
Before the king Cophetua.
In robe and crown the king stept down,
To meet and greet her on her way;
“It is no wonder,” said the lords,
“She is more beautiful than day”.
As shines the moon in clouded skies,
She in her poor attire was seen:
One praised her ancles, one her eyes,
One her dark hair and lovesome mien:
So sweet a face, such angel grace,
In all that land had never been:
Cophetua sware a royal oath:
“This beggar maid shall be my queen!”

1884. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid. Model probably the artists wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920. Inspired by Tennyson's poem The Beggar Maid. The painting was purchased Edward Stuart Wortley Mackenzie 1st Earl Wharncliffe 1827-1899.

1884. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898 (50). "King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid". Model probably the artists wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920 (43). Inspired by Tennyson's (74) poem The Beggar Maid. The painting was purchased Edward Stuart Wortley Mackenzie 1st Earl Wharncliffe 1827-1899 (56).

1884. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid. Model probably the artists wife Georgiana Macdonald 1840-1920. Inspired by Tennyson's poem The Beggar Maid. The painting was purchased Edward Stuart Wortley Mackenzie 1st Earl Wharncliffe 1827-1899.