Alfred Lord Tennyson
Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes
''“A man had given all other bliss,Alfred Lord Tennyson
And all his worldly worth for this
To waste his whole heart in one kiss
Upon her perfect lips.”''
''“Theirs not to make reply,Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die.” ''
''“For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see,Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Complete Works of Alfred Tennyson
Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.”''
''“The city is builtAlfred Lord Tennyson
To music, therefore never built at all,
And therefore built forever.” ''
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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 ...
I thought of Thee, my partner and my guide,
As being past away. -Vain sympathies!
For backward, Duddon! as I cast my eyes,
I see what was, and is, and will abide;
Still glides the Stream, and shall not cease to glide;
The Form remains, the Function never dies;
While we, the brave, the mighty, and the wise,
We Men, who in our morn of youth defied
The elements, must vanish; -be it so!