Lord Alfred Tennyson

1809 - 1892

A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on freedom and seasons

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.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: To the Queen

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on lies, music, and spirit

There is sweet music here that softer falls Than petals from blown roses on the grass, Or night-dew on the still waters between walls Of shadowy granite, in a gleaming pass; Music that gentler on the spirit lies Than tired eyelids upon tired eyes.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON

A rosebud set with little wilful thorns, And sweet as English air could make her, she.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Part i. Line 153.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on despair, divinity, happiness, heart, idleness, tears, and thinking

Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean. Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn-fields, And thinking of the days that are no more.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Line 21.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on speech and thought

And Thought leapt out to wed with Thought Ere Thought could wed itself with Speech.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Memoriam, 1850, line 23,

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on happiness and play

As she fled fast through sun and shade The happy winds upon her play'd, Blowing the ringlet from the braid.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on kindness

Though thou wert scattered to the wind, Yet is there plenty of the kind.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: The Two Voices, 1832

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on life

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Wearing the white flower of a blameless life, Before a thousand peering littlenesses, In that fierce light which beats upon a throne, And blackens every blot.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: The Idylls of the King, The Dedication

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on learning

Wearing all that weight Of learning lightly like a flower.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Memoriam, 1850

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

That a lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies; 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. Stanza 8.

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