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Alfred Lord Tennyson
1809 - 1892

British poet, Poet Laureate of England in Victorian times


A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war.

1625 - from "Of Empire" in Essays
Virtue must shape itself in deed.

1885 - from "Tiresias"
Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite the sounding furrows: for my purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset, and the baths of all the western stars... One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

1833 - from "Ulysses" in the first edition of Poems