Alfred Lord Tennyson

A picture of the author 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...")

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A Character
Achilles Over The Trench
A Dedication
A Dirge
A Dream of Fair Women
A Farewell
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)
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
Break, Break, Break
By An Evolutionist
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 to The Queen
Dedicatory Poem to the Princess Alice
Demeter And Persephone
De Profundis
Doubt And Prayer
Early Sonnets
Early Spring
Edward Gray
Edwin Morris
England And America In 1782
Enoch Arden
Epitaph On Caxton
Epitaph On General Gordon
Epitaph On Lord Stratford de Redcliffe
Flower In The Crannied Wall
Frater Ave Atque Vale
Gareth And Lynette
Geraint And Enid
God And The Universe
Hands All Round
Hateful Is The Dark-Blue Sky
Helen's Tower
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
June Bracken And Heather
Lady Clara Vere de Vere
Lady Clare
Lamentation Of The Peruvians
Lancelot And Elaine
Late, Late, So Late
Leonine Elegiacs
Literary Squabbles
Locksley Hall
Locksley Hall Sixty Years After
Lost Love
Love And Death
Love And Duty
Love Thou Thy Land, With Love Far-Brought
Mariana In The South
Marriage Morning
Maud; A Monodrama
Merlin And The Gleam
Merlin And Vivien
Milton (Alcaics)
Minnie And Winnie
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
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!
Pelleas And Ettarre
Poets And Critics
Poets And Their Bibliographies
Prefatory Poem To My Brother’s Sonnets
Prefatory Sonnet
Princess: A Medley: The Splendour Falls On Castle Walls
Recollection Of The Arabian Nights
Riflemen Form!
Ring Out, Wild Bells
Romney’s Remorse
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
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
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
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)
Walking To The Mail
Why Do They Prate Of The Blessings Of Peace
Will Waterproof’s Lyrical Monologue
You Ask Me, Why, Tho Ill At Ease

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