Alfred Tennyson Quotes (807 quotes)
“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.”
To J. S., stanza 4, from Poems (1832).
Break, Break, Break (1842).
“Sleep sweetly, tender heart, in peace!
Sleep, holy spirit, blessed soul,
While the stars burn, the moons increase,
And the great ages onward roll.”
To J. S., stanza 18, from Poems (1832).
“Bury the Great Duke
With an empire's lamentation;
Let us bury the Great Duke
To the noise of the mourning of a mighty nation;
Mourning when their leaders fall,
Warriors carry the warrior's pall,
And sorrow darkens hamlet and hall.”
Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington (1852)
“And draw them all along, and flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on forever.”
The Brook, st. 5.
“Speak to Him thou for He hears, and Spirit with Spirit can meet —
Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.”
The Higher Pantheism, st. 6 (1869).
Is like the sea wave, which the more you drink
The more you thirst—yea—drink too much, as men
Have done on rafts of wreck—it drives you mad.”
The Cup, Act i, Scene 3, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
“One God, one law, one element, And one far-off divine event, To which the whole creation moves.”
In Memoriam epilogue, st. 36 (1850)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAlfred Tennyson
Born: August 6, 1809
Died: October 6, 1892 (aged 83)
Bio: Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language.
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