Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Alfred Tennyson, c1860
Publisher: Malone & Macdonald, London
Paper Size: 270 x 210mm
Ardently Admired by Queen Victoria.
Alfred Tennyson, First Baron Tennyson, was an English poet. He was appointed poet laureate (1850-1892) during Queen Victoria's reign. Famous works "Break Break Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, Idle Tears", and " Crossing the Bar".
"Tis better to have loved and lost/Than never to have loved at all"
"There's not to reason why,/Theirs but to do and die"
"Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers"
"My strength is as the strength of ten,/Because my heart is pure"