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).
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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