Alfred, Lord Tennyson

#13831 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 Of an inward agony, Where Claribel low-lieth. .

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#13832 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

With blackest moss the flower plots Were thickly crusted, one and all; The rusted nails fell from the knots That held the pear to the gable wall. The broken sheds looked sad and strange: Unlifted was the clinking latch; Weeded and worn the ancient thatch Upon the lonely moated grange.She only said, "My life is dreary, He cometh not," she said; She said, "I am aweary, aweary, I would that I were dead!' .

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#13833 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

He often lying broad awake, and yet Remaining from the body, and apart In intellect and power and will, hath heard Time flowing in the middle of the night, And all things creeping to a day of doom. .

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#13834 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Yet fill my glass: give me one kiss: My own sweet Alice, we must die. There's somewhat in this world amiss Shall be unriddled by and by. There's somewhat flows to us in life, But more is taken quite away. Pray, Alice, pray, my darling wife, That we may die the self-same day. .

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#13835 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Have I not found a happy earth? I least should breathe a thought of pain. Would God renew me from my birth I'd almost live my life again. So sweet it seems with thee to walk, And once again to woo thee mine — It seems in after-dinner talk Across the walnuts and the wine — .

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#13836 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

mother Ida, many-fountain'd Ida, Dear mother Ida, harken ere I die. For now the noonday quiet holds the hill: The grasshopper is silent in the grass: The lizard, with his shadow on the stone, Rests like a shadow, and the winds are dead. The purple flower droops: the golden bee Is lily-cradled: I alone awake. My eyes are full of tears, my heart of love, My heart is breaking, and my eyes are dim, And I am all aweary of my life. .

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#13837 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, These three alone lead life to sovereign power. Yet not for power (power of herself Would come uncall'd for) but to live by law,Acting the law we live by without fear; And, because right is right, to follow right Were wisdom in the scorn of consequence. .

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#13838 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I built my soul a lordly pleasure-house, Wherein at ease for aye to dwell. I said, "O Soul, make merry and carouse, Dear soul, for all is well." .

Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes about soul
#13839 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

You must wake and call me early, call me early, mother dear; Tomorrow 'ill be the happiest time of all the glad New-year; Of all the glad New-year, mother, the maddest merriest day, For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o' the May. .

Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes about time
#13840 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Dan Chaucer, the first warbler, whose sweet breath Preluded those melodious bursts that fill The spacious times of great Elizabeth With sounds that echo still. .

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#13841 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

At length I saw a lady within call, Stiller than chisell'd marble, standing there; A daughter of the gods, divinely tall, And most divinely fair. .

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#13842 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The great brand Made lightnings in the splendour of the moon, And flashing round and round, and whirl'd in an arch, Shot like a streamer of the northern morn, Seen where the moving isles of winter shock By night, with noises of the northern sea.So flash'd and fell the brand Excalibur. .

Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes about light
#13843 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

When every morning brought a noble chance, And every chance brought out a noble knight. .

Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes about night
#13844 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Half light, half shade, She stood, a sight to make an old man young. .

Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes about light
#13845 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Of love that never found his earthly close, What sequel? Streaming eyes and breaking hearts? Or all the same as if he had not been? Not so. Shall Error in the round of time Still father Truth? O shall the braggart shout For some blind glimpse of freedom work itself Thro' madness, hated by the wise, to law System and empire? Sin itself be found The cloudy porch oft opening on the Sun? And only he, this wonder, dead, become Mere highway dust? or year by year alone Sit brooding in the ruins of a life, Nightmare of youth, the spectre of himself! If this were thus, if this, indeed, were all, Better the narrow brain, the stony heart, The staring eye glazed o'er with sapless days, The long mechanic pacings to and fro, The set gray life, and apathetic end.But am I not the nobler thro' thy love? O three times less unworthy! likewise thou Art more thro' Love, and greater than thy years. .

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#13846 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The slow sweet hours that bring us all things good, The slow sad hours that bring us all things ill, And all good things from evil, brought the night In which we sat together and alone, And to the want, that hollow'd all the heart, Gave utterance by the yearning of an eye, That burn'd upon its object thro' such tears As flow but once a life. The trance gave way To those caresses, when a hundred times In that last kiss, which never was the last, Farewell, like endless welcome, lived and died. .

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#13847 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. .

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#13848 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Meet is it changes should control Our being, lest we rust in ease. We all are changed by still degrees, All but the basis of the soul. .

Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes about change
#13849 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

But we grow old. Ah! when shall all men's good Be each man's rule, and universal Peace Lie like a shaft of light across the land, And like a lane of beams athwart the sea, Thro' all the circle of the golden year? .

Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes about war
#13851 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I grow in worth, and wit, and sense, Unboding critic-pen, Or that eternal want of pence, Which vexes public men, Who hold their hands to all, and cry For that which all deny them — Who sweep the crossings, wet or dry, And all the world go by them. .

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#13852 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

As shines the moon in clouded skies, She in her poor attire was seen; One praised her ankles, one her eyes, One her dark hair and lovesome mien. So sweet a face, such angel grace, In all that land had never been. Cophetua sware a royal oath: "This beggar maid shall be my queen!" .

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#13853 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

All the windy ways of men Are but dust that rises up, And is lightly laid again. .

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#13854 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Then some one spake: "Behold! it was a crime Of sense avenged by sense that wore with time." Another said: "The crime of sense became The crime of malice, and is equal blame." And one: "He had not wholly quench'd his power; A little grain of conscience made him sour." At last I heard a voice upon the slope Cry to the summit, "Is there any hope?" To which an answer peal'd from that high land, But in a tongue no man could understand; And on the glimmering limit far withdrawn God made Himself an awful rose of dawn. .

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#13855 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Break, break, break, On thy cold gray stones, O Sea! And I would that my tongue could utter The thoughts that arise in me. .

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#13856 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Break, break, break At the foot of thy crags, O Sea! But the tender grace of a day that is dead Will never come back to me. .

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#13857 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

But oh for the touch of a vanished hand, And the sound of a voice that is still! .

Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes about voice
#13858 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 plover cry; But thou, go by. Child, if it were thine error or thy crime I care no longer, being all unblest: Wed whom thou wilt, but I am sick of Time, And I desire to rest. Pass on, weak heart, and leave me where I lie: Go by, go by. .

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#13859 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 his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls. .

Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes about world
#13860 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

We love not this French God, the child of hell, Wild War, who breaks the converse of the wise; But though we love kind Peace so well,We dare not even by silence sanction lies. It might be safe our censures to withdraw, And yet, my Lords, not well; there is a higher law. .

Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes about love
#13861 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. .

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