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Alfred Tennyson, Baron Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson, Baron Tennyson
Short Name: Alfred Tennyson, Baron Tennyson
Full Name: Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892
Birth Year: 1809
Death Year: 1892

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord, son of the Rev. G. C. Tennyson, Rector of Somersby, Lincolnshire, was born at Somersby, Aug. 6, 1809; educated at Trinity College, Cambridge; appointed Poet Laureate in 1850, and raised to the Peerage in 1884. Although Lord Tennyson has not written any hymns, extracts from his poems are sometimes used as such, as "Strong Son of God, immortal Love" (Faith in the Son of God), from the Introduction to his In Memoriam, 1850; the well-known "Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now," and others. The former is sometimes given as "Spirit of immortal Love," and again as "Eternal God, immortal Love."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson FRS (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was an English poet. He was the Poet Laureate during much of Queen Victoria's reign. In 1829, Tennyson was awarded the Chancellor's Gold Medal at Cambridge for one of his first pieces, "Timbuktu". He published his first solo collection of poems, Poems, Chiefly Lyrical, in 1830. "Claribel" and "Mariana", which remain some of Tennyson's most celebrated poems, were included in this volume. Although described by some critics as overly sentimental, his verse soon proved popular and brought Tennyson to the attention of well-known writers of the day, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Tennyson's early poetry, with its medievalism and powerful visual imagery, was a major influence on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Texts by Alfred Tennyson, Baron Tennyson (33)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
أيها ذي الأجراس نادي وناديAlfred Tennyson (Author)Arabic1
Break, break, break! O break on thy cold gray stonesTennyson (Author)English2
Contemplate all this work of TimeAlfred Tennyson, Baron Tennyson (Author)English2
Deep on the convent roof the snowsAlfred Tennyson (Author)3
Do we indeed desire the deadTennyson (Author)2
How pure in [at] heart and sound in headTennyson (Author)English5
I am a part of all that I have metBaron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson (Author)2
I found him not in world or sunAlfred Tennyson (Author)2
Late, late, so late! and dark the night and chillAlfred Tennyson (Author)English41
Love is and was my Lord and KingAlfred Tennyson (Author)English6
PrayersAlfred Lord Tennyson ()English1
Not in vain the distance beaconsBaron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson (Author)English8
O living Will, that shalt endureAlfred Tennyson (Author)English3
O yet we trust that somehow goodTennyson (Author)English11
O young mariner, you from the havenAlfred Tennyson, 1809-1892 (Author)6
Perplext in faith, but pureBaron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson (Author)English2
Ring out a slowly dying causeBaron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson (Author)English2
Ring out the grief that saps the mind, for those that here we see no moreBaron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson (Author)English4
Ring out the old, ring in the newAlfred Tennyson (Author)English55
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild skyAlfred Tennyson (Author)English95
Sent, sent, sa sent, och natten mork och kallBaron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson (Author)Swedish4
Sleep sweetly, tender heartAlfred Tennyson (Author)English2
Strong Son of God, immortal LoveAlfred Tennyson, 1809-1892 (Author)English135
Sunset and evening starAlfred Tennyson (Author)English148
Sweet and low, sweet and low, wind of the western seaAlfred Tennyson (Author)English21
That which we dare invoke to blessAlfred, Lord Tennyson (Author)English2
The time draws near the birth of ChristAlfred Tennyson (Author)English2
The wish that of the living wholeAlfred Tennyson (Author)3
Thy voice is on the rolling airAlfred Tennyson (Author)English2
What does little birdie sayAlfred Tennyson (Author)English9
Whatever crazy sorrow saithAlfred Tennyson (Author)2
Who loves not knowledge? who shall railAlfred Tennyson, Baron Tennyson (Author)English2
You say, but with no touch of scornAlfred Tennyson (Author)3

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