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Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Poet
    (August 6, 1809-October 6, 1892)
    Wrote 'The Lady of Shalott, and Other Poems (1833),' 'English Idyls, and Other Poems (1842),' 'In Memoriam A.H.H. (1850),' 'Idylls of the King (1859),' 'Enoch Arden, and Other Poems (1864),' 'Ballads, and Other Poems (1880),' 'Tiresias, and Other Poems (1885)' and 'Demeter, and Other Poems (1889)'
    Became Poet Laureate of Great Britain in 1850
    Named first Baron Tennyson in 1884
    He was a chain-smoker.
    He was painfully shy.
    He was thin-skinned, and once stopped publishing for ten years because of a bad review.
    When his best friend died, it took him 17 years to finish the memorial poem he wrote about it.
    He was actually Queen Victoria's fourth choice for Poet Laureate.
    He also wrote plays, which (unlike his poems) are terrible.
    He was modest, and refused the Queen's offer of lordship for many years.
    When he was a little boy, his grandfather gave him ten shillings for a poem he wrote, and told him it would be the only money he ever made from poetry.
    He was beaten by his teacher at school.
    For years, his girlfriend's father refused to let them get married, because Alfred's BROTHER was an opium addict.
    He spoke and read several languages, including Hebrew and Persian.
    He loved his children dearly, and was a good father.
    He outlived his beloved son Lionel.
    He is regarded as one of the greatest poets of all time.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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