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
Contributed by: Zaady
This is truth the poet sings, That a sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things.
O damned vacillating state!
Source: Supposed Confessions, 1830, last line
All in the valley of death Rode the six hundred.
Source: The Charge of the Light Brigade. Stanza 1.
Across the walnuts and the wine.
Source: The Miller's Daughter.
Be near me when my light is low.
Source: Memoriam, 1850
Her eyes are homes of silent prayers.
Do we indeed desire the dead Should still be near us at our side ? Is there no baseness we would hide ? No inner vileness that we dread ? How many a father have I seen A sober man, among his boys Whose youth was full of foolish noise.
My strength is as the strength of ten because my heart is pure.
Source: “Sir Galahad,”Complete Poetical Works of Tennyson, p. 101.
And statesmen at her council met Who knew the seasons, when to take Occasion by the hand, and make The bounds of freedom wider yet.
Source: To the Queen
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