Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Marriage Of Geraint by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Marriage Of Geraint by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The brave Geraint, a knight of Arthur's court, A tributary prince of Devon, one Of that great Order of the Table Round, Had married Enid, Yniol's only child, And loved her, as ...

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The Last Tournament by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Last Tournament by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Dagonet, the fool, whom Gawain in his mood Had made mock-knight of Arthur's Table Round, At Camelot, high above the yellowing woods, Danced like a withered leaf before the ...

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The Holy Grail by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Holy Grail by Alfred Lord Tennyson

From noiseful arms, and acts of prowess done In tournament or tilt, Sir Percivale, Whom Arthur and his knighthood called The Pure, Had passed into the silent life of prayer, ...

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Obiit Mdcccxxxiii (Entire) by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Obiit Mdcccxxxiii (Entire) by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Strong Son of God, immortal Love, Whom we, that have not seen thy face, By faith, and faith alone, embrace, Believing where we cannot prove; Thine are these orbs of light and ...

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Merlin And Vivien by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Merlin And Vivien by Alfred Lord Tennyson

A storm was coming, but the winds were still, And in the wild woods of Broceliande, Before an oak, so hollow, huge and old It looked a tower of ivied masonwork, At Merlin's ...

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Lady Clare by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Lady Clare by Alfred Lord Tennyson

IT was the time when lilies blow, And clouds are highest up in air, Lord Ronald brought a lily-white doe To give his cousin, Lady Clare. I trow they did not part in scorn- ...

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Idylls Of The King: The Last Tournament (Excerpt) by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Idylls Of The King: The Last Tournament (Excerpt) by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Dagonet, the fool, whom Gawain in his mood Had made mock-knight of Arthur's Table Round, At Camelot, high above the yellowing woods, Danced like a wither'd leaf before the ...

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Hands All Round by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Hands All Round by Alfred Lord Tennyson

First pledge our Queen this solemn night, Then drink to England, every guest; That man’s the best Cosmopolite Who loves his native country best. May freedom’s oak for ever ...

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Guinevere by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Guinevere by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Queen Guinevere had fled the court, and sat There in the holy house at Almesbury Weeping, none with her save a little maid, A novice: one low light betwixt them burned Blurred ...

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Geraint And Enid by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Geraint And Enid by Alfred Lord Tennyson

O purblind race of miserable men, How many among us at this very hour Do forge a life-long trouble for ourselves, By taking true for false, or false for true; Here, through ...

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Gareth And Lynette by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Gareth And Lynette by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The last tall son of Lot and Bellicent, And tallest, Gareth, in a showerful spring Stared at the spate. A slender-shafted Pine Lost footing, fell, and so was whirled away. ...

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Enoch Arden by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Enoch Arden by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Long lines of cliff breaking have left a chasm; And in the chasm are foam and yellow sands; Beyond, red roofs about a narrow wharf In cluster; then a moulder'd church; and ...

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A Farewell by Alfred Lord Tennyson

A Farewell by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Flow down, cold rivulet, to the sea, Thy tribute wave deliver:No more by thee my steps shall be, For ever and for ever.Flow, softly flow, by lawn and lea, A rivulet then ...

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The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson

I come from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden sally And sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley. By thirty hills I hurry down, Or slip between the ridges, By ...

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By An Evolutionist by Alfred Lord Tennyson

By An Evolutionist by Alfred Lord Tennyson

By an EvolutionistThe Lord let the house of a brute to the soul of a man, And the man said, ‘Am I your debtor?’And the Lord–‘Not yet; but make it as clean as you can, And then ...

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O Beauty, Passing Beauty! by Alfred Lord Tennyson

O Beauty, Passing Beauty! by Alfred Lord Tennyson

O beauty, passing beauty! Sweetest sweet!How can thou let me waste my youth in sighs?I only ask to sit beside thy feet.Thou knowest I dare not look into thine eyes.Might I but ...

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Boadicea by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Boadicea by Alfred Lord Tennyson

While about the shore of Mona those Neronian legionariesBurnt and broke the grove and altar of the Druid and Druidess,Far in the East Boadicea, standing loftily charioted,Mad and ...

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The Lady Of Shalott (1842) by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Lady Of Shalott (1842) by Alfred Lord Tennyson

PART I On either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the wold and meet the sky; And thro' the field the road runs by To ...

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Cradle Song by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Cradle Song by Alfred Lord Tennyson

What does little birdie sayIn her nest at peep of day?Let me fly, says little birdie,Mother, let me fly away.Birdie, rest a little longer,Till thy little wings are stronger.So she ...

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Blow, Bugle, Blow by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Blow, Bugle, Blow by Alfred Lord Tennyson

THE splendour falls on castle walls And snowy summits old in story: The long light shakes across the lakes, And the wild cataract leaps in glory. Blow, bugle, blow, set the ...

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The Flower by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Flower by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Once in a golden hour I cast to earth a seed.Up there came a flower, The people said, a weed.To and fro they went Thro' my garden bower,And muttering discontent Cursed ...

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Ask Me No More by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ask Me No More by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ask me no more: the moon may draw the sea; The cloud may stoop from heaven and take the shape, With fold to fold, of mountain or of cape; But O too fond, when have I answer'd ...

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The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson

He clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ring'd with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from ...

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Break, Break, Break by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Break, Break, Break by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Break, break, break,On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!And I would that my tongue could utterThe thoughts that arise in me. O, well for the fisherman's boy,That he shouts with his ...

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Come Not When I Am Dead by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Come Not When I Am Dead by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Come not, when I am dead,To drop thy foolish tears upon my grave,To trample round my fallen head,And vex the unhappy dust thou wouldst not save.There let the wind sweep and the ...

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All Things Will Die by Alfred Lord Tennyson

All Things Will Die by Alfred Lord Tennyson

All Things will DieClearly the blue river chimes in its flowing Under my eye;Warmly and broadly the south winds are blowing Over the sky.One after another the white clouds ...

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Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Home they brought her warrior dead: She nor swooned, nor uttered cry: All her maidens, watching, said, ‘She must weep or she will die.’ Then they praised him, soft and low, ...

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‘and Ask Ye Why These Sad Tears Stream?’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson

‘and Ask Ye Why These Sad Tears Stream?’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson

'And ask ye why these sad tears stream?'‘Te somnia nostra reducunt.’OVID.And ask ye why these sad tears stream? Why these wan eyes are dim with weeping?I had a dream–a lovely ...

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Fatima by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Fatima by Alfred Lord Tennyson

O LOVE, Love, Love! O withering might! O sun, that from thy noonday height Shudderest when I strain my sight, Throbbing thro' all thy heat and light, Lo, falling from my ...

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Ring Out , Wild Bells by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ring Out , Wild Bells by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,The flying cloud, the frosty light;The year is dying in the night;Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.Ring out the old, ring in the ...

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The Lotos-Eaters by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Lotos-Eaters by Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Courage!" he said, and pointed toward the land, "This mounting wave will roll us shoreward soon." In the afternoon they came unto a land In which it seemed always ...

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Early Spring by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Early Spring by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Once more the Heavenly PowerMakes all things new,And domes the red-plowed hillsWith loving blue; The blackbirds have their wills,The throstles too.Opens a door in Heaven; From ...

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Battle Of Brunanburgh by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Battle Of Brunanburgh by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Athelstan King, Lord among Earls, Bracelet-bestower and Baron of Barons, He with his brother, Edmund Atheling, Gaining a lifelong Glory in ...

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Sir Galahad by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Sir Galahad by Alfred Lord Tennyson

MY good blade carves the casques of men, My tough lance thrusteth sure, My strength is as the strength of ten, Because my heart is pure. The shattering trumpet ...

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Come Down, O Maid by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Come Down, O Maid by Alfred Lord Tennyson

COME down, O maid, from yonder mountain height: What pleasure lives in height (the shepherd sang), In height and cold, the splendour of the hills? But cease to move so near the ...

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Claribel: A Melody by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Claribel: A Melody by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Where Claribel low-lieth The breezes pause and die, Letting the rose-leaves fall: But the solemn oak-tree sigheth, Thick-leaved, ambrosial, With an ancient melody ...

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In Memoriam 16: I Envy Not In Any Moods by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In Memoriam 16: I Envy Not In Any Moods by Alfred Lord Tennyson

I envy not in any moodsThe captive void of noble rage,The linnet born within the cage,That never knew the summer woods:I envy not the beast that takesHis license in the field of ...

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Demeter And Persephone by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Demeter And Persephone by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Faint as a climate-changing bird that fliesAll night across the darkness, and at dawnFalls on the threshold of her native land,And can no more, thou camest, O my child,Led upward ...

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The Kraken by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Kraken by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Below the thunders of the upper deep,Far far beneath in the abysmal sea,His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleepThe Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights fleeAbout his shadowy sides: ...

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Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white;Nor waves the cypress in the palace walk;Nor winks the gold fin in the porphyry font;The firefly wakens, waken thou with me. Now droops ...

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The Owl by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Owl by Alfred Lord Tennyson

When cats run home and light is come, And dew is cold upon the ground,And the far-off stream is dumb, And the whirring sail goes round, And the whirring sail goes round; ...

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Politics by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Politics by Alfred Lord Tennyson

We move, the wheel must always move,Nor always on the plain,And if we move to such a goalAs wisdom hopes to gain,Then you that drive, and know your Craft.Will firmly hold the ...

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Beautiful City by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Beautiful City by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Beautiful cityBeautiful city, the centre and crater of European confusion,O you with your passionate shriek for the rights of an equal humanity,How often your Re-volution has ...

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The Passing Of Arthur by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Passing Of Arthur by Alfred Lord Tennyson

That story which the bold Sir Bedivere, First made and latest left of all the knights, Told, when the man was no more than a voice In the white winter of his age, to those With ...

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Come Into The  Garden, Maud by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Come Into The Garden, Maud by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Come into the garden, Maud, For the black bat, Night, has flown, Come into the garden, Maud, I am here at the gate alone; And the woodbine spices are wafted abroad, ...

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O, Were I Loved As I Desire To Be! by Alfred Lord Tennyson

O, Were I Loved As I Desire To Be! by Alfred Lord Tennyson

O, were I loved as I desire to be!What is there in the great sphere of the earth,Or range of evil between death and birth,That I should fear, - if I were loved by thee!All the ...

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Freedom by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Freedom by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Of old sat Freedom on the heights,The thunders breaking at her feet:Above her shook the starry lights:She heard the torrents meet.There in her place she did rejoice,Self-gather'd ...

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Sea Dreams by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Sea Dreams by Alfred Lord Tennyson

A city clerk, but gently born and bred; His wife, an unknown artist's orphan child- One babe was theirs, a Margaret, three years old:They, thinking that her clear germander ...

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Tears, Idle Tears by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Tears, Idle Tears by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy Autumn-fields, And ...

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Beauty by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Beauty by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Oh, Beauty, passing beauty! sweetest Sweet!How canst thou let me waste my youth in sighs;I only ask to sit beside thy feet.Thou knowest I dare not look into thine eyes,Might I but ...

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