Alfred Tennyson Quote
“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).
“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).
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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