Alfred Lord Tennyson
(*6. August 1809 Somersby, Lincolnshire - †6. Oktober 1892 Aldworth bei Reading)
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"I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

Cantos VI, XXII, L, CI, CXIX. Excerpt from the 1984 series Six Centuries of Verse, Ep 12.