Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Happy birthday, Alfred, Lord Tennyson

It is the birthday of English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), one of the most popular and often quoted poets in the English language. He served as Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom for 42 years, longer than anyone else. Queen Victoria, who appointed him, was a great admirer. Among favorite quotations that remain in used today are “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” from In Memory of A.H.H., a poem about his best friend Arthur Hallam, who was engaged to Tennyson’s sister but died before they could be married. Another favorite is “Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die” from The Charge of the Light Brigade.

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