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
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  • ''“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
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  • ''“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

Crossing The Bar

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

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The Grandmother

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.

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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