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146 Famous Quotes by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Like Hezekiah's, backward runs The shadow of my days.

Shadows Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Will Waterproof's Lyrical Monologue, (ed. 1842)

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And lives to clutch the golden keys, To mould a mighty state's decrees, And shape the whisper of the throne.

Statesmanship Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (pt. LXIII)

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And statesmen at her council met Who knew the seasons when to take Occasion by the hand, and make The bounds of freedom wider yet.

Statesmanship Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: To the Queen (st. 8)

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The Lord let the house of a brute to the soul of a man, And the man said, "Am I your debtor?" And the Lord--"Not yet: but make it as clean as you can, And then I will let you a better."

Evolution Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: By the Evolutionist

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Is there evil but on earth? Or pain in every people sphere? Well, be grateful for the sounding watchword "Evolution" here.

Evolution Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (l. 198)

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Evolution ever climbing after some ideal good And Reversion ever dragging Evolution in the mud.

Evolution Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (l. 200)

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When I was a shepherd on the plains of Assyria.

Evolution Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (l. 200)

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Weakness to be wroth with weakness! woman's pleasure, woman's pain-- Nature made them blinder motions bounded in a shallower brain.

Weakness Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Locksley Hall (st. 75)

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First pledge our Queen this solemn night, Then drink to England, every guest; That man's the best Cosmopolite Who knows his native country best.

Toasts Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Hands All Round

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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.

Bells Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (pt. CVI)

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Ring out old shapes of foul disease; Ring out the narrowing lust of gold; Ring out the thousand wars of old, Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Bells Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (pt. CVI)

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Ring out, will bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light.

Bells Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (pt. CVI)

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The sabbaths of Eternity. One sabbath deep and wide.

Sabbath Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: St. Agnes' Eve (st. 3)

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Love took up the harp of Life, and smote on all the chords with might; Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, pass'd in music out of sight.

Self-examination Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Locksley Hall (l. 33)

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So runs the round of life from hour to hour.

Circumstance Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Circumstance

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And grasps the skirts of happy chance, And breasts the blows of circumstance.

Circumstance Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (pt. LXIII, st. 2)

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Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising thro' the mellow shade Glitter like a swarm of fireflies tangled in a silver braid.

Fireflies Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Locksley Hall (l. 9)

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As the many-winter'd crow that leads the clanging rookery home.

Crows Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Locksley Hall (st. 34)

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And o'er the hills and far away, Beyond their utmost purple rim, Beyond the night, across the day, Thro' all the world she followed him.

Mountains Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Daydream--The Departure (IV)

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I heard . . . . . . the great echo flap And buffet round the hills from bluff to bluff.

Echo Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Golden Year (l. 75)

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And a million horrible bellowing echoes broke From the red-ribb'd hollow behind the wood, And thunder'd up into Heaven.

Echo Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Maud (pt. XXIII)

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Our echoes roll from soul to soul, And grow for ever and for ever. Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying, And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying, dying.

Echo Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Princess (IV, Bugle Song)

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The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks: The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep Moans round with many voices.

Evening Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Ulysses (l. 54)

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Steps with a tender foot, light as on air, The lovely, lordly creature floated on.

Footsteps Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Princess (VI, l. 72)

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We issued gorged with knowledge, and I spoke: "Why, Sirs, they do all this as well as we." "They hunt old trails" said Cyril, "very well; But when did woman ever yet invent?"

Invention Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Princess (II, l. 366)

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