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Alfred Tennyson Poet Laureate of Britain Carte De Visite

c. 1865 Civil War Period, Alfred Tennyson Carte de Visite of the famous British Poet, Very Fine.

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. This original Carte de Visite measures about 2.5" x 4", shows British Poet Alfred Tennyson in seated pose facing left wearing his fine suit, cape, and hat. Text below the image reads, "TENNYSON", no backstamp, maker's printed information partially trimmed at the bottom edge, while the upper corner tips have been rounded for previous placement into a display. Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, Idle Tears", and "Crossing the Bar".



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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS (6 August 1809 " 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign, and remains one of the most popular British poets.

Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, Idle Tears", and "Crossing the Bar". Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as Ulysses, although "In Memoriam A.H.H." was written to commemorate his friend Arthur Hallam, a fellow poet and student at Trinity College, Cambridge, after he died of a stroke at the age of 22. Tennyson also wrote some notable blank verse including Idylls of the King, "Ulysses", and "Tithonus".

During his career, Tennyson attempted drama, but his plays enjoyed little success. A number of phrases from Tennyson's work have become commonplaces of the English language, including "Nature, red in tooth and claw" (In Memoriam A.H.H.), "'Tis 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", "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield", "Knowledge comes, but Wisdom lingers", and "The old order changeth, yielding place to new". He is the ninth most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
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