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"I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"Oh for someone with a heart, head and hand. Whatever they call them, what do I care, aristocrat, democrat, autocrat, just be it one that can rule and dare not lie."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"A day less or more/ At sea or ashore,/ We die - does it matter when?"

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"A land of streams! some, like a downward smoke,/ Slow-dropping veils of thinnest lawn, did go."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"And on her lover's arm she leant, And round her waist she felt it fold, And far across the hills they went In that new world which is the old."

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"And the sun went down, and the stars came out far over the summer sea,/ But never a moment ceased the fight of the one and the fifty-three."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer."

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"Cannon to right of them,/ Cannon to left of them,/ Cannon in front of them/ Volleyed and thundered."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"Come down, O maid, from yonder mountain height:/ What pleasure lives in height (the shepherd sang)?"

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"Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?"

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"For I dipt into the future, as far as human eye can see, saw the vision of the world, and the wonder that would be."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"Forward, forward let us range, Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change"

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"His honour rooted in dishonour stood,
And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true."


by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"I am shamed thro' all my nature to have loved so slight a thing."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"I have fought for Queen and Faith like a valiant man and true;/ I have only done my duty as a man is bound to do."

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"No life that breathes with human breath
Has ever truly longed for death."


by Alfred Tennyson

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"Not with blinded eyesight poring over miserable books."

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"O hark, O hear! how thin and clear, And thinner, clearer, farther going! O sweet and far from cliff and scar, The horns of Elfland faintly blowing!"

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"Old men must die, or the word would grow moldy, would only breed the past again"

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"Our loyal passion for our temperate kings."

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"Queen rose of the rosebud garden of girls."

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"Ring out the feud of rich and poor,/ Ring in redress to all mankind."

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"Ring in the valiant man and free the larger heart, the kindlier hand! Ring out the darkness of the land, ring in the Christ that is to be!"

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"So all day long the noise of battle rolled/ Among the mountains by the winter sea."

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"So careful of the type she seems,/ So careless of the single life."

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"Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,/ Tears from the depth of some divine despair."

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"The greater person is one of courtesy."

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"The world will not believe a man repents; And this wise world of ours is mainly right"

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"The world which credits what is done/ Is cold to all that might have been."

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"Till the war-drum throbbed no longer, and the battle-flags were furled/ In the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world."

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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"To love one maiden only, cleave to her,/ And worship her by years of noble deeds,/ Until they won her."

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"Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within."

by Alfred Tennyson

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"Ah God! that it were possible For one short hour to see..."

by Alfred Tennyson

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"Are God and Nature then at strife, That Nature lends such evil dreams?..."

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"As the husband is, the wife is: thou art mated with a clown,"

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"Authority forgets a dying king."

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"Be near me when I fade away, To point the term of human strife, And on the low dark verge of life The twilight of eternal day."

by Alfred Tennyson

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"By night we lingered on the lawn, For underfoot the herb was dry;..."

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"Death is the end of life; ah, why Should life all labor be?"

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"Death closes all; but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods."

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"Dear as remembered kisses after death, And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feigned..."

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"I wage not any feud with Death For changes wrought on form and face;..."

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"In Love, if Love be Love, if Love be ours, Faith and unfaith can ne'er be equal powers: Unfaith in aught is want of faith in all."

by Alfred Tennyson

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"Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change."

by Alfred Tennyson

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"O earth, what changes hast thou seen!"

by Alfred Tennyson

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"Not in vain the distance beacons. Forward let us range, Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change."

by Alfred Tennyson

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"Nor blame I Death, because he bare The use of virtue out of earth;..."

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"O, why should Love, like men in drinking-songs, Spice his fair banquet with the dust of death?"

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"Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring happy bells, across the snow:..."

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"Sir Richard cried in his English pride, 'We have fought such a fight for a day and a night..."

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"the clock Beats out the little lives of men."

by Alfred Tennyson

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"'The old order changeth, yielding place to new And God fulfils Himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world."

by Alfred Tennyson

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"The woods decay, the woods decay and fall, The vapours weep their burthen to the ground,..."

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"There is sweet music here that softer falls Than petals from blown roses on the grass,..."

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"Till the war-drum throbbed no longer, and the battle-flags were furled..."

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"Twilight and evening bell. And after that the dark!..."

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"We have had enough of action, and of motion we, Rolled to starboard, rolled to larboard, when the surge was seething free,"

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