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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

August 6th, 2002

English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Idylls of the King, 1874) is born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, in 1809.

tennysonphotodarkbrownAlfred, Lord Tennyson, b. August 6, 1809, d. 1892

Besides reigning as Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland for more than forty years and writing many memorable short lyrics and the blank verse Idylls of the King, Tennyson was a memorable aphorist: “Nature, red in tooth and claw,” “’Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all,” and “Theirs not to reason why, / Theirs but to do and die.”

Suggested Reading Poetry Poems, Chiefly Lyrical, 1830. Poems, 1833. Poems, 1842. Ring Out, Wild Bells, 1850. Maud: A Monodrama, 1855-56. Enoch Arden and Other Poems, 1862-64. Idylls of the King, 1874. Crossing the Bar, 1889.

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