Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes

  • ''“A man had given all other bliss,
    And all his worldly worth for this
    To waste his whole heart in one kiss
    Upon her perfect lips.”''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
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  • ''“Theirs not to make reply,
    Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do and die.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • ''“For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see,
    Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.”''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Complete Works of Alfred Tennyson
  • ''“The city is built
    To music, therefore never built at all,
    And therefore built forever.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Best Poem of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ulysses

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.
I cannot rest from travel; I will drink
Life to the lees. All times I have enjoy'd
Greatly, have suffer'd greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone; on shore, and when
Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vext the dim sea. I am become a name;
For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known,-- cities of men ...

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The Grandmother

I.
And Willy, my eldest-born, is gone, you say, little Anne?
Ruddy and white, and strong on his legs, he looks like a man.
And Willy's wife has written: she never was over-wise,
Never the wife for Willy: he would n't take my advice.

II.
For, Annie, you see, her father was not the man to save,
Had n't a head to manage, and drank himself into his grave.

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