Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.

 
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See Ben Franklin for an earlier similar sentiment {465143}.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Born: August 6, 1809
  • Died: October 6, 1892
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Poet

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson FRS was a British poet. He was the Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. 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 decried 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.