Lord Alfred Tennyson

1809 - 1892

A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON

In that fierce light which beats upon a throne.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Idylls of the King. Dedication.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON

I am a part of all that I have met.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Ulysses.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on heaven and wives

From yon blue heaven above us bent, The grand old gardener and his wife Smile at the claims of long descent.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Stanza 7.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on change and world

Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on blindness, day, dreams, earth, friendship, god, gold, life, men, prayer, and world

. . . More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of. Wherefore let thy voice Rise like a fountain for me night and day. For what are men better than sheeps or goats That nourish a blind life within the brain, If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer Not only for themselves but for those who call them friend? For so this whole round earth is every way Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: The Idylls of the King, The Passing of Arthur

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on corruption, custom, god, good, life, order, purity, soul, world, and yielding

The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfills himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world. Comfort thyself: what comfort is in me? I have lived my life, and that which I have done May he within himself make pure! but thou, If thou shouldst never see my face again, Pray for my soul. . . .

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Idylls of the King. The Passing of Arthur.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on birth, change, christ, christmas, darkness, death, disease, failure, gold, good, goodwill, grief, happiness, heart, joy, laws, life, love, lust, mankind, manners, mind, pain, peace, pride, slander, sorrow, spirit, time

Christmas and New Year Bells The time draws near the birth of Christ: The moon is hid; the night is still; The Christmas bells from hill to hill Answer each other in the mist. Four voices of four hamlets round, From far and near, on mead and moor, Swell out and fail, as if a door Were shut between me and the sound: Each voice four changes on the wind, That now dilate, and now decrease, Peace and goodwill, goodwill and peace, Peace and goodwill, to all mankind. This year I slept and woke with pain I almost wish'd no more to wake, And that my hold on life would break Before I heard those bells again: But they the troubled spirit rule, For they controll'd me when a boy; They bring me sorrow touch'd with joy, The merry, merry bells of Yule. Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. Ring out the grief that saps the mind, For those that here we see no more; Ring out the feud of rich and poor, Ring in redress to all mankind. Ring out a slowly dying cause, And ancient forms of party strife; Ring in the nobler modes of life, With sweeter manners, purer laws. Ring out the want, the care, the sin, The faithless coldness of the times; Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes, But ring the fuller minstrel in. Ring out false pride in place and blood, The civic slander and the spite; Ring in the love of truth and right, Ring in the common love of good. Ring out old shapes of foul disease, Ring out the narrowing lust of gold; Ring out the thousand wars of old Ring in the thousand years of peace. Ring in the valiant man and free, The larger heart, the kindlier hand; Ring out the darkness of the land, Ring in the Christ that is to be.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON

The greater man, the greater courtesy.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Idylls of the King, The Last Tournament

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on idleness, loyalty, manners, mind, nature, and nobility

For manners are not idle, but the fruit Of loyal nature, and of noble mind.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Idylls of the King, Guinevere

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on doubt, happiness, lies, and mind

I am going a long way With these thou seëst-if indeed I go (For all my mind is clouded with a doubt)- To the island-valley of Avilion, Where falls not hail or rain or any snow, Nor ever wind blows loudly; but it lies Deep-meadow'd, happy, fair with orchard lawns And bowery hollows crown'd with summer sea, Where I will heal me of my grievous wound.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: The Passing of Arthur.

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