Lord Alfred Tennyson

1809 - 1892

A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on fighting, losing, and sons

For this is England's greatest son, He that gain'd a hundred fights, And never lost an English gun.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Stanza 6.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on god and love

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God gives us love. Something to love He lends us; but when love is grown To ripeness, that on which it throve Falls off, and love is left alone.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: To J. S.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on birds

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The shell must break before the bird can fly.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on daughters

A daughter of the gods, divinely tall, And most divinely fair.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: A Dream of Fair Women. Stanza xxii.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on day and world

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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.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: The Day-Dream. The Departure, iv.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on people

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Broad based upon her people's will, And compassed by the inviolate sea.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: To the Queen

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON

But oh for the touch of a vanish'd hand, And the sound of a voice that is still!

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Break, break, break.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on death and reason

Some one had blunder'd: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Stanza 2.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on fighting, lies, and truth

That a lie which is all a lie may be met and fought with outright, But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: The Grandmother

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on poets, sorrow, and truth

This is truth the poet sings, That a sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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