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by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Tennyson spent seventeen years writing In Memoriam, the poem about the death of his friend Arthur Henry Hallam. (Source)

The phrase "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" comes from Tennyson's In Memoriam. (Source)

As a child Tennyson would say his name – "Alfred, Alfred, Alfred" – over and over again until it started to sound like nonsense. Pick any word and try it; after a while it will start to sound like pure sound. (Source)

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