Born: Au­gust 6, 1809, Som­ers­by, Lin­coln­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 6, 1892, Ald­worth House, near Has­le­mere, Sur­rey, Eng­land.

Buried: Poets’ Cor­ner, West­min­ster Ab­bey, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Tennyson was one of the best known Eng­lish po­ets of the 19th Cen­tury. Here’s one of his po­ems we par­tic­u­lar­ly like:

More things are wrought by pray­er
Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice
Rise like a fountain for me night and day.
For what are men better than sheep or goats
That nourish a blind life with­in the brain,
If, knowing God, they lift not hands of pray­er
Both for themselves and those who call them friend?
For so the whole round earth is every way
Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.


  1. Crossing the Bar
  2. Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New
  3. Strong Son of God, Immortal Love