Alfred Tennyson was one of the most prominent and popular British poets of the Victorian era. Tennyson’s works were highly regarded during his lifetime and his poetry often explored themes of love, nature, faith, mortality,
Alfred Tennyson – Poet
Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) was an English poet who is often regarded as one of the greatest poets of the Victorian era.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson was given the title “Lord” in recognition of his literary achievements. In 1884, Queen Victoria granted him a peerage, making him the 1st Baron Tennyson of Aldworth and Freshwater.
This meant that he became a member of the British nobility and was entitled to be called “Lord Tennyson.” The title was a reflection of the high esteem in which he was held by the Queen and the British public, and it was a fitting tribute to his exceptional literary talent and the lasting impact of his work.
Alfred Lord Tennyson was a prolific poet, and his works are widely regarded as some of the greatest in the English language. Some of his most famous and enduring works include:
“Ulysses” – a dramatic monologue that reflects on the experiences of the ancient Greek hero Ulysses and his longing for adventure
“The Charge of the Light Brigade” – a poem about the bravery of the British cavalry during the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War
Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
“In Memoriam A.H.H.” – a long poem mourning the death of a close friend and exploring themes of death, loss, and faith
“The Lady of Shalott” – a romantic poem that tells the story of a cursed young woman who is doomed to die because she looked directly at Camelot
“Tears, Idle Tears” – a poem that reflects on the transience of life and the passing of time
“Crossing the Bar” – a beautiful poem about death and the journey beyond this life
These Alfred Lord Tennyson quotes and lines come mainly from these major works.
Best Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes
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.
My purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset and the baths of all the Western stars until I die.
For words, like Nature, half reveal
And half conceal the Soul within.
Sleep sweetly, tender heart, in peace;
Sleep, holy spirit, blessed soul,
While the stars burn, the moons increase,
And the great ages onward roll.
Sleep till the end, true soul and sweet.
Nothing comes to thee new or strange,
Sleep full of rest from head to feet:
Lie still, dry dust, secure of change.
Famous Quotes By Alfred Tennyson
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Music that gentlier on the spirit lies,
Than tired eyelids upon tired eyes.
Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come
Quotes From Alfred Tennyson
When can their glory fade ?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder’d.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!
I cannot rest from travel: I will drink
Life to the lees
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead life to sovereign power.
Forward, forward let us range,
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
Thro’ the shadow of the globe we sweep into the younger day;
Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay.
Well Known Quotes Alfred Tennyson
It’s better to have tried and failed than to live life wondering what would’ve happened if I had tried.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Sometimes the heart sees what’s invisible to the eye.
I am a part of all that I have met.
There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.
A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies.
The words “far, far away” had always a strange charm.
The quiet sense of something lost.
It is unconceivable that the whole Universe was merely created for us who live in this third-rate planet of a third-rate moon.
If you don’t concentrate on what you are doing then the thing that you are doing is not what you are thinking.
So sad, so fresh the days that are no more.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but on the mastery of his passions.
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
He that wrongs his friend, wrongs himself more.
The greater man the greater courtesy.
My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.
Life is brief but love is LONG.
A truth looks freshest in the fashions of the day.
Here at the quiet limit of the world.
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