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Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson (1809 – 1892), Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria’s reign, remains one of the Britain’s most popular poets.
Tennyson holds the distinction of being one of the most quoted English authors and many of his phrases have become popular in everyday usage, “‘Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all.” Some of his most famous poems include:
The Charge Of The Light Brigade
Break, Break, Break
Crossing The Bar
Tears, Idle Tears, and
In Memoriam A.H.H. (“‘Tis better to have loved…”)

Poems

  • A Character
  • Achilles Over The Trench
  • A Dedication
  • Adeline
  • A Dirge
  • A Dream of Fair Women
  • A Farewell
  • After-Thought
  • Akbar’s Dream
  • All Things Will Die
  • A Medley: Ask Me No More (The Princess)
  • A Medley: As Thro’ The Land (The Princess)
  • A Medley: Come Down, O Maid (The Princess)
  • A Medley: Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead (The Princess)
  • A Medley: Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal (The Princess)
  • A Medley: O Swallow (The Princess)
  • A Medley: Our Enemies Have Fall’n (The Princess)
  • A Medley: Tears, Idle Tears (The Princess)
  • A Medley: Thy Voice Is Heard (The Princess)
  • Amphion
  • And Ask Ye Why These Sad Tears Stream?
  • Ask Me No More
  • As Thro’ The Land At Eve We Went
  • Audley Court
  • A Voice By The Cedar Tree
  • A Voice Spake Out Of The Skies
  • A Welcome To Alexandra
  • A Welcome To Her Royal Highness Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess Of Edinburgh.
  • Aylmer’s Field
  • Balin And Balan
  • Battle Of Brunanburgh
  • Beautiful City
  • Blow, Bugle, Blow
  • Boädicéa
  • Break, Break, Break
  • By An Evolutionist
  • Charity
  • Child-Songs
  • Circumstance
  • Claribel
  • Columbus
  • Come down, O Maid
  • Come Into The Garde, Maud
  • Come Not, When I Am Dead
  • Cradle Song
  • Crossing The Bar
  • Dark House
  • Dear Is The Memory Of Our Wedded Lives
  • Dedication
  • Dedication to The Queen
  • Dedicatory Poem to the Princess Alice
  • Demeter And Persephone
  • De Profundis
  • Despair
  • Dora
  • Doubt And Prayer
  • Duet
  • Early Sonnets
  • Early Spring
  • Edward Gray
  • Edwin Morris
  • Eleanore
  • England And America In 1782
  • Enoch Arden
  • Epitaph On Caxton
  • Epitaph On General Gordon
  • Epitaph On Lord Stratford de Redcliffe
  • Faith
  • Far-far-away
  • Fatima
  • Flower In The Crannied Wall
  • Forlorn
  • Frater Ave Atque Vale
  • Freedom
  • Friendship
  • Gareth And Lynette
  • Geraint And Enid
  • God And The Universe
  • Godiva
  • Guinevere
  • Hands All Round
  • Happy
  • Hateful Is The Dark-Blue Sky
  • Helen’s Tower
  • Hendecasyllabics
  • Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead
  • How Sweet It Were
  • How Thought You That This Thing Could Captivate?
  • Idylls Of The King: Song From The Marriage Of Geraint
  • Idylls of the King: The Last Tournament (Excerpt)
  • Idylls of the King: The Passing of Arthur (Excerpt)
  • In Memoriam 131: O Living Will That Shalt Endure
  • In Memoriam 16: I Envy Not In Any Moods
  • In Memoriam 3: O Sorrow, Cruel Fellowship
  • In Memoriam 82: I Wage Not Any Feud With Death
  • In Memoriam A.H.H.
  • In Memoriam W. G. Ward
  • In Quantity
  • In The Children’s Hospital
  • In The Garden At Swainston
  • In The Valley Of Cautertz
  • Isabel
  • June Bracken And Heather
  • Kapiolani
  • Kate
  • Lady Clara Vere de Vere
  • Lady Clare
  • Lamentation Of The Peruvians
  • Lancelot And Elaine
  • Late, Late, So Late
  • Leonine Elegiacs
  • Lilian
  • Literary Squabbles
  • Locksley Hall
  • Locksley Hall Sixty Years After
  • Lost Love
  • Love
  • Love And Death
  • Love And Duty
  • Love Thou Thy Land, With Love Far-Brought
  • Lucretius
  • Madeline
  • Margaret
  • Mariana
  • Mariana In The South
  • Marriage Morning
  • Maud; A Monodrama
  • Mechanophilus
  • Merlin And The Gleam
  • Merlin And Vivien
  • Midnight
  • Milton (Alcaics)
  • Minnie And Winnie
  • Montenegro
  • Morte d’Arthur
  • Move Eastward, Happy Earth, And Leave
  • My Life Is Full Of Weary Days
  • Northern Farmer (New Style)
  • Northern Farmer (Old Style)
  • Nothing Will Die
  • Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal
  • O Beauty, Passing Beauty!
  • Ode On The Death Of The Duke of Wellington
  • Ode Sung At The Opening Of The International Exhibition
  • Ode To Memory
  • ŒNone
  • Of Old Sat Freedom
  • On A Mourner
  • On One Who Affected An Effeminate Manner
  • On The Jubilee Of Queen Victoria
  • Opening Of The Indian And Colonial Exhibition By The Queen
  • Owd Roä(1)
  • O, Were I Loved As I Desire To Be!
  • Parnassus
  • Pelleas And Ettarre
  • Poets And Critics
  • Poets And Their Bibliographies
  • Politics
  • Prefatory Poem To My Brother’s Sonnets
  • Prefatory Sonnet
  • Princess: A Medley: The Splendour Falls On Castle Walls
  • Prophecy
  • Recollection Of The Arabian Nights
  • Requiescat
  • Riflemen Form!
  • Ring Out, Wild Bells
  • Rizpah
  • Romney’s Remorse
  • Rosalind
  • Sea Dreams
  • Second Song
  • She Is Coming, My Own, My Sweet
  • Show-Day At Battle Abbey, 1876
  • Sir Galahad
  • Sir John Franklin
  • Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham
  • Sir Launcelot And Queen Guinevere
  • Song: ‘A Spirit Haunts The Year’s Last Hours
  • Song: ‘The Winds, As At Their Hour Of Birth
  • Song: ‘Who Can Say’
  • Specimen Of A Translation Of The Lliad In Blank Verse
  • Spring
  • St. Agnes’ Eve
  • St. Simeon Stylites
  • St. Telemachus
  • Supposed Confessions Of A Second-Rate Sensitive Mind
  • Sweet And Low
  • Tears, Idle Tears
  • The Ancient Sage
  • The Ballad Of Oriana
  • The Bandit’s Death
  • The Beggar Maid
  • The Blackbird
  • The Brook
  • The Burial Of Love
  • The Captain
  • The Charge Of The Heavy Brigade At Balaclava
  • The Charge Of The Light Brigade
  • The Church-Warden And The Curate
  • The Coming Of Arthur
  • The Daisy
  • The Dawn
  • The Day-Dream
  • The Dead Prophet
  • The Death of Oenone
  • The Death Of Œnone
  • The Death Of The Duke Of Clarence And Avondale
  • The Death Of The Old Year
  • The Defence Of Lucknow
  • The Deserted House
  • The Dying Swan
  • The Eagle (A fragment )
  • The Epic
  • The Fall Of Jerusalem
  • The First Quarrel
  • The Fleet
  • The Flight
  • The Flower
  • The Gardener’s Daughter
  • The Golden Year
  • The Goose
  • The Grandmother
  • The Higher Pantheism
  • The Holy Grail
  • The ‘How’ And The ‘Why’
  • The Islet
  • The Kraken
  • The Lady Of Shalott
  • The Lady of Shalott (1832)
  • The Lady of Shalott (1842)
  • The Larger Hope
  • The Last Tournament
  • The Letters
  • The Lord Of Burleigh
  • The Lotos-Eaters
  • The Lover’s Tale
  • The Making Of Man
  • The Marriage Of Geraint
  • The May Queen
  • The Mermaid
  • The Merman
  • The Miller’s Daughter
  • The Northern Cobbler
  • The Oak
  • The Owl
  • The Palace Of Art
  • The Passing Of Arthur
  • The Pictures
  • The Play
  • The Poet
  • The Poet’s Mind
  • The Poet’s Song
  • The Princess (Part I)
  • The Princess (Part II)
  • The Princess (Part III)
  • The Princess (Part IV)
  • The Princess (Part V)
  • The Princess (Part VI)
  • The Princess (Part VII)
  • The Princess (Prologue)
  • The Princess (The Conclusion)
  • The Progress Of Spring
  • The Revenge
  • The Ring
  • The Ringlet
  • The Roses On The Terrace
  • The Sailor Boy
  • The Sea-Fairies
  • The Silent Voices
  • The Sisters
  • The Sisters (1880)
  • The Sister’s Shame
  • The Skipping-Rope
  • The Snowdrop
  • The Spinster’s Sweet-Arts
  • The Spiteful Letter
  • The Splender Falls
  • The Talking Oak
  • The Tears Of Heaven
  • The Third of February, 1852
  • The Throstle
  • The Tourney
  • The Two Voices
  • The Victim
  • The Village Wife
  • The Vision Of Sin
  • The Voice And The Peak
  • The Voyage
  • The Voyage Of Maeldune
  • The Walk At Midnight
  • The Wanderer
  • The Window
  • The Wreck
  • Tiresias
  • Tithonus
  • To Alfred Tennyson, My Grandson
  • To (Clear-Headed Friend)
  • To Dante
  • To E. Fitzgerald: Tiresias
  • To E.L., On His Travels In Greece
  • To H.R.H. Princess Beatrice
  • To (I send you here)
  • To J.S.
  • To Mary Boyle
  • Tomorrow
  • To One Who Ran Down The English
  • To Princess Frederica On Her Marriage
  • To Professor Jebb
  • To The Duke Of Argyll
  • To The Marquis Of Dufferin And Ava
  • To The Master Of Balliol
  • To The Queen
  • To The Rev. F.D. Maurice
  • To The Rev. W.H. Brookfield
  • To Ulysses*
  • To Victor Hugo
  • To Virgil
  • To W.C. Macready
  • To (You might have won)
  • Ulysses
  • Vastness
  • Wages
  • Walking To The Mail
  • Why Do They Prate Of The Blessings Of Peace
  • Will
  • Will Waterproof’s Lyrical Monologue
  • You Ask Me, Why, Tho Ill At Ease