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The Eagle

The Eagle


by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Tennyson took his first trip to the Pyrenees region with his best friend Arthur Henry Hallam. Hallam's death, years later, spurred Tennyson to write one of the most famous poems of the Victorian period, an elegy called In Memoriam. (Source)

The Pyrenees region is home to several different kinds of eagles, including the Golden Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, and the Booted Eagle, as well as many other birds of prey. (Source)

Tennyson was one of the lucky few poets to become very famous in his lifetime. He sold 10,000 copies of collection Idylls of the King in one month! (Source)

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