Alfred Lord Tennyson Birthday August 6thAlfred Tennyson, 1st...







Alfred Lord Tennyson Birthday August 6th

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, (1809 – 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria’s reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. His famous poem, The Lady of Shallot was one of my mother’s favorites and one she would recite to up as children. We would sit enraptured on the couch as the story unfolded!

Read the poem here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174626
Top painting by John William Waterhouse and the lady at her tapestry by William Hunt.


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