Alfred Lord Tennyson

(6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England)

Alfred Lord Tennyson
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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... more »

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  • ''“Tis better to have loved and lost
    Than never to have loved at all.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam
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  • ''“Hope
    Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
    Whispering it will be happier...”''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
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  • “Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
    Tears from the depths of some devine despair
    Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,
    In looking on the happy autumn fields, <...
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
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  • “Though much is taken, much abides; and though
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
    One equal temper of heroic hearts,...
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, Idylls of the King and a Selection of Poems
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  • ''“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
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  • Ron Leonard(5/28/2019 5:40:00 PM)

    Foot note; Lady Elaine (Elayne) Astolat died of a broken heart because of her unrequited love for Sir Lancelot, according to Arthurian legend. Astolat is also known as Ascolat in the Winchester Manuscript and Escalon in the French Arthurian romances. La Dame Elayne de Escalon

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  • Ron Leonard(5/28/2019 5:34:00 PM)

    Beyond Grace (The unwritten verse) by Ron C Leonard. Tribute to Alfred Lord Tennyson's The Lady of Shallot

    Our lady now is still driven
    The curse is broke she forgiven;
    Her sad eyes reflecting heaven
    Return’d to stars as was given;
    Beyond tower’d wall’d Camelot;
    One last web shield not yet started
    Reserve’d for her soul departed;
    Go where hearts need not be parted,
    The Lady of Shalott.

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    Why can't I find the answer I needed

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    love and live, if not do not hate but mind your own buisness

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  • Alexander Raju Alexander Raju(10/25/2018 4:35:00 PM)

    Why not Tennyson's The Lady of Shallot?

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    Its was really amazing

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  • Ray Jennings(6/6/2018 1:34:00 PM)

    To Keith Coldwell
    Try this link Keith, it'll take you right to it - http: //www.telelib.com/authors/T/TennysonAlfred/verse/ballads/childrenshospital.html

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Best Poem of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Charge Of The Light Brigade

HALF a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
'Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns! ' he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

'Forward, the Light Brigade! '
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Some one had blunder'd:
Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of ...

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