Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes

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  • Who is this? And what is here? And in the lighted palace near Died the sound of royal cheer; And they crossed themselves for fear, All the Knights at Camelot; But Lancelot mused a little space He said, "She has a lovely face; God in his mercy lend her grace, The Lady of Shalott.

    1832 Poems,'The Lady of Shalott' (revised 1842), pt.4, l.168-71.
  • There twice a day the Severn fills; The salt sea-water passes by, And hushes half the babbling Wye, And makes a silence in the hills.

    'In Memoriam A. H. H.' (1850) canto 19
  • A beam in darkness: let it grow.

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson (2014). “In Memoriam”, p.40, Broadview Press
  • He clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ringed with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.

    "The Eagle" l. 1 (1851)
  • Love lieth deep; Love dwells not in lip-depths; Love laps his wings on either side the heart Absorbing all the incense of sweet thoughts, So that they pass not to the shrine of sound.

  • I wind about, and in and out, - With here a blossom sailing, - And here and there a lusty trout, - And here and there a grayling.

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Illustrated)”, p.907, Delphi Classics
  • The woman's cause is man's. They rise or sink Together. / Dwarf'd or godlike, bound or free; miserable, / How shall men grow? - Let her be / All that not harms distinctive womanhood.

  • The dream Dreamed by a happy man, when the dark East, Unseen, is brightening to his bridal morn.

    Alfred Lord Tennyson (2004). “Selected Poems”, p.142, Penguin UK
  • Be near me when my light is low... And all the wheels of being slow.

    'In Memoriam A. H. H.' (1850) canto 50
  • His honour rooted in dishonour stood, And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true.

    'Idylls of the King' (1842-85) 'Lancelot and Elaine' (1859) l. 870
  • It's better to have tried and failed than to live life wondering what would've happened if I had tried

  • Willows whiten, aspens quiver, Little breezes dusk and shiver.

    'The Lady of Shalott' (1832, revised 1842) pt. 1
  • Mastering the lawless science of our law,- that codeless myriad of precedent, that wilderness of single instances.

    "Aylmer's Field" st. 18 (1864)
  • Queen rose of the rosebud garden of girls.

    'Maud' (1855) pt. 1, sect. 22, st. 9
  • And this gray spirit yearning in desire To follow knowledge like a sinking star, Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.

    "Ulysses" l. 30 (1842)
  • The night comes on that knows not morn, When I shall cease to be all alone, To live forgotten, and love forlorn.

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Illustrated)”, p.283, Delphi Classics
  • Life is not as idle ore, But iron dug from central gloom, And heated hot with burning fears, And dipt in baths of hissing tears, And batter'd with the shocks of doom, To shape and use.

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Illustrated)”, p.840, Delphi Classics
  • Men may come and men may go but I go on forever.

    'The Brook' (1855) l. 33
  • There rolls the deep where grew the tree. O earth, what changes hast thou seen! There where the long street roars, hath been The stillness of the central sea. The hills are shadows, and they flow From form to form, and nothing stands; They melt like mist, the solid lands, Like clouds they shape themselves and go.

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Illustrated)”, p.845, Delphi Classics
  • Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay.

    "Locksley Hall" l. 184 (1842)
  • The mirror crack'd from side to side "The curse has come upon me," cried The Lady of Shalott

    "The Lady of Shalott" pt. 3, st. 5 (1832)
  • Gone - flitted away, Taken the stars from the night and the sun From the day! Gone, and a cloud in my heart.

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Illustrated)”, p.611, Delphi Classics
  • Ring out old shapes of foul disease, Ring out the narrowing lust of gold; Ring out the thousand wars of old, Ring in the thousand years of peace.

    'In Memoriam A. H. H.' (1850) canto 106
  • Life is brief but love is LONG .

  • And the days darken round me, and the years, Among new men, strange faces, other minds.

    'Idylls of the King' (1842-85) 'The Passing of Arthur' (1869) l. 405
  • A day may sink or save a realm.

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Illustrated)”, p.1694, Delphi Classics
  • Whatever crazy sorrow saith, No life that breathes with human breath Has ever truly longed for death.

    'The Two Voices' (1842) st. 132
  • Tis not too late to seek a newer world.

    "Ulysses" l. 55 (1842)
  • The song that nerves a nation's heart is in itself a deed.

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Illustrated)”, p.1404, Delphi Classics
  • What was once to me mere matter of the fancy now has grown the vast necessity of heart and life.

    Alfred Lord Tennyson (2013). “Idylls of the King”, p.133, Simon and Schuster
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