In Memoriam A. H. H. OBIIT MDCCCXXXIII: 126

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson 1809–1892 Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Love is and was my Lord and King,
         And in his presence I attend
         To hear the tidings of my friend,
Which every hour his couriers bring.

Love is and was my King and Lord,
         And will be, tho' as yet I keep
         Within his court on earth, and sleep
Encompass'd by his faithful guard,

And hear at times a sentinel
         Who moves about from place to place,
         And whispers to the worlds of space,
In the deep night, that all is well.

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Poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson 1809–1892

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Victorian

Subjects Friends & Enemies, Religion, Love, Relationships, God & the Divine, Romantic Love, Heartache & Loss, Realistic & Complicated

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More than any other Victorian writer, Tennyson has seemed the embodiment of his age, both to his contemporaries and to modern readers. In his own day he was said to be—with Queen Victoria and Gladstone—one of the three most famous living persons, a reputation no other poet writing in English has ever had. As official poetic spokesman for the reign of Victoria, he felt called upon to celebrate a quickly changing industrial and . . .

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SUBJECT Friends & Enemies, Religion, Love, Relationships, God & the Divine, Romantic Love, Heartache & Loss, Realistic & Complicated

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Victorian

Poetic Terms Rhymed Stanza, Series/Sequence

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