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Tennyson
as in:  Alfred Tennyson


He believed, like the man in Lord Tennyson, that people could only have the strength of ten on account of their hearts being pure.
T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  considered to be one of the greatest English poets during the Victorian Age (1809-1892)
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Notes:
Tennyson wrote a number of phrases that are commonly quoted, including:

 nature, red in tooth and claw

 ...better to have loved and lost
 Than never to have loved at all.

 Theirs not to reason why,
 Theirs but to do and die

 My strength is as the strength of ten,
 Because my heart is pure.

He is the second most quoted person in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (5th ed. 1999). (Shakespeare is first.)
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  • He believed, like the man in Lord Tennyson, that people could only have the strength of ten on account of their hearts being pure.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Lord Tennyson, of course, answered Heron.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Teresa was very much annoyed, and left the table before the cheese, saying as she did so: ’There, Miss Lavish, is one who can confute you better than I,’ and pointed to that beautiful picture of Lord Tennyson.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • She has chosen Lord Tennyson’s famous poem, "The Lady of Shalott," as an inspiration for our work.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty

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  • "Alfred Tennyson," and "William Wordsworth."
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • My father’s name was Alfred Tennyson Burns, known to all as Fred.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • "This guy," he said, waving the work of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "is writing about Ole Miss—LSU."
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • It’s called "Crossing the Bar," and it was written by someone who lived even further in the past than Dylan Thomas—Lord Alfred Tennyson.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • LORD TENNYSON: (Gentleman poet in Union Jack blazer and cricket flannels, bareheaded, flowingbearded) Theirs not to reason why.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • — ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON, Maud, 1855.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace

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  • —O, yes, Lord Tennyson, said Nash.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • —from "The Lady of Shalott" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson CHAPTER ONE JUNE 21, 1895 Bombay, India "PLEASE TELL ME THAT’S NOT GOING TO BE PART OF MY birthday dinner this evening."
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • I want to find out about Dylan Thomas and Alfred Lord Tennyson and if they have any poems that did make the selection.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Ah, Christ, that it were possible For one short hour to see The souls we loved, that they might tell us What and where they be! — ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON, Maud, 1855.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • "And how about this other?" she asked, and waved her hand toward the body of the ship where it had, "Alfred Tennyson Burns, a good husband and a good father, a good provider and a reasonable Christian, a mediocre singer, a good man with a love for nature and literature and an excellent mathematician who never did a damn thing with it—Born to Curtis Junior Burns and Mary Ray Burns in the town of Clayboro, county of Thompson, state of South Carolina on January 4, 1917, and went with…
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Tennyson [8] , John Keats [4] , Alexander Pope [7] , Dylan Thomas [7] , Percy Bysshe Shelley [7] , William Blake [7] , Lord Byron [8] , Matthew Arnold [8] , Robert Browning [8] , Elizabeth Barrett Browning [9] , William Wordsworth [9]
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