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“Where Kings and Princes dwell…”

My first is seen in pillared halls,

Where kings and princes dwell;

‘Tis found in every woodland vale,

In every sunny dell.

Upon the yellow sandy beach,

The ocean billows roar,

My next-you’ll find it in the foam,

Rippling upon the shore.

Within the dark and gloomy cave,

Hid from the sun’s bright glare,

Precious jewels line the walls,

And my third is always there.

My fourth and last is found in France,

But never seen in Spain;

It has always been in England’s clime,

In every monarch’s reign.

My whole from Jupiter’s court on high,

Descends to cheer the earth;

Without his presence there would be

Of happiness a dearth.

What am I?

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12 Comments to ““Where Kings and Princes dwell…””


  1. Daniel | Guest

    I am “love.”


    “L” in pillared halls, woodland vale, and sunny dell;
    “O” in foam,
    “V” in cave,
    “E” in France and clime, but not Spain,
    with Jupiter as Roman mythology’s chief god.


  2. Shawn | Guest

    love


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  4. jason | Guest

    different forms of precipitation? I came up with spring water, salt water, snow and rain.


  5. Dusty | Guest

    love?


  6. RK | Profile

    Official answer is ‘love’


    Jason’s answer (different forms of precipitation) is excellent too.


  7. Justin | Guest

    two things were holding me up on this one. I catually identified LOVE as the most likely option but was not convinced by the V part and the jewels ling the walls etc. But the main stumbling block was the factthat Jupiter is not the God of Love.


    Oh well, stymied again, I’ll try harder next time :)


  8. RK | Profile

    Hi Justin- I agree, the ‘cave’ section is a little tricky (off?) cause for the ‘L’ the riddle devotes 4 lines and 4 words, and for the ‘V’, the riddle has 4 lines, but only 1 of them has a word containing ‘V’…


  9. Anders | Guest

    Perhaps. if not the other great answers, it is seasons…


  10. Danel | Guest

    I was thinking “spark” or “shine”


    My first is seen in pillared halls,
    Shine on marble pillars


    ‘Tis found in every woodland vale,
    Shine’s once again.


    Upon the yellow sandy beach,
    Shells and sand shine in sunlight.


    My next-you’ll find it in the foam,
    Foam consists of bubbles, each of which have a shine.


    Within the dark and gloomy cave,
    Shine shines better in darkness


    My fourth and last is found in France,
    France – Silver dinning, Shiny


    My whole from Jupiter’s court on high,
    From earth, Jupiter shines in the night.


    After reading what you wrote, LOVE makes sence now. I missed the obvious.


  11. Risu_Chan87 | Profile

    That bit about Jupiter actually makes sense with LOVE…. It could be a play on is name (Jove) or it could be a reference “Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity (Happiness)”


  12. raymoth324 | Profile

    I can’t exactly remember, but wasn’t Venus the goddess of love? or am I thinking of a different religion/culture altogether?


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