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The Lotos-Eaters

"The Lotos-Eaters" is a poem by Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, published in his 1832 poetry collection. Written after a trip to Spain, it describes a group of mariners who, upon eating the lotos, are put into an altered state and isolated from the outside world. The poem is inspired by a similar scene in Homer's Odyssey. This illustration, completed by W. E. F. Britten for a 1901 printing of Tennyson's works, accompanies the lines:

Let us swear an oath, and keep it with an equal mind,
In the hollow Lotos-land to live and lie reclined
On the hills like Gods together, careless of mankind.

Illustration: W. E. F. Britten; restoration: Adam Cuerden
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Isn't "the Lotus Eaters"? Terry Thorgaard (talk) 20:28, 20 April 2015 (UTC)