Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) was born on August 6 in the rectory of Somersby, Lincolnshire, in 1809. His early poems reflect the sweet influences of the natural surroundings of his early childhood. When he was seven years old, he went to his grandmother’s house at Louth, in order to attend a famous grammar school at that place. But, his school life was not satisfactory, so Tennyson returned home and started writing many verses and his first efforts appeared in a little volume called Poems by Two Brothers in 1827. In 1850, Tennyson was appointed Poet Laureate to succeed Wordsworth and the year in which he published his famous elegy, In Memoriam.

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