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.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: To J. S.
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.
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.
Source: The Grandmother
This is truth the poet sings, That a sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things.
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