Alfred Lord Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England)
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language.
Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "In the Valley of Cauteretz", "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, Idle Tears" and "Crossing the Bar". Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as Ulysses, although In Memoriam A.H.H. was written to commemorate his best friend Arthur Hallam, a fellow poet and fellow student at Trinity College, Cambridge, who was engaged to Tennyson's sister, but died from a brain haemorrhage before they could ... more »
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- ‘And ask ye why these sad tears stream?’
- A Farewell
- All Things will Die
- Ask Me No More
- Audley Court
- Balin and Balan
- Battle Of Brunanburgh
- Beautiful City
- Blow, Bugle, Blow
- Break, break, break