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...")