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Crossing the Bar
Crossing the Bar
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Crossing the Bar Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

The great twentieth century poet T.S. Eliot once said that Tennyson had "the finest ear of any English poet since Milton." Eliot is actually buried next to Tennyson in Westminster Abbey, so maybe he's a little biased. (Source.)

And the Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw said that Tennyson "had the brains of a third rate policeman." Classic literary burn. (Source.)

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