According to Wikipedia: Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 ndash; 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom and remains one of the most popular English poets. Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, including In the valley of Cauteretz, Break, break, break, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Tears, idle tears and Crossing the Bar. Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, although In Memoriam A.H.H. was written to commemorate his best friend Arthur Hallam, a fellow poet and classmate at Trinity College, Cambridge, who was engaged to Tennyson's sister, but died from a cerebral hemorrhage before they were married. Tennyson also wrote some notable blank verse including Idylls of the King, Ulysses, and Tithonus. During his career, Tennyson attempted drama, but his plays enjoyed little success in his lifetime. Tennyson wrote a number of phrases that have become commonplaces of the English language, including: nature, red in tooth and claw, better to have loved and lost, Theirs not to reason why, / Theirs but to do and die, and My strength is as the strength of ten, / Because my heart is pure. He is the second most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare.
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B&R Samizdat Express
November 26, 2007
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