For men may come and men may go, But I go on forever.
Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)
Source: The Brook.
Contributed by: Zaady
For now the poet cannot die, Nor leave his music as of old, But round him ere he scarce be cold Begins the scandal and the cry.
Source: To ———, after reading a Life and Letters.
He that wrongs a friend Wrongs himself more, and ever bears about A silent court of justice in his breast, Himself the judge and jury, and himself The prisoner at the bar ever condemned.
Little flower, but if I could understand, what you are, root and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
The shell must break before the bird can fly.
A daughter of the gods, divinely tall, And most divinely fair.
Source: A Dream of Fair Women. Stanza xxii.
And o'er the hills, and far away Beyond their utmost purple rim, Beyond the night, across the day, Thro' all the world she follow'd him.
Source: The Day-Dream. The Departure, iv.
Broad based upon her people's will, And compassed by the inviolate sea.
Source: To the Queen
But oh for the touch of a vanish'd hand, And the sound of a voice that is still!
Source: Break, break, break.
Some one had blunder'd: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die.
Source: Stanza 2.
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