O Sound to Rout the Brood of Cares

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

O sound to rout the brood of cares,
The sweep of scythe in morning dew,
The gust that round the garden flew, 
And tumbled half the mellowing pears!


Note:  Today is the birthday of Alfred Lord Tennyson, who was born on this day in 1809.
Tennyson was the fourth of twelve children in his family, and he became one of the most well-loved Victorian poets.
Today, you can take a tour of Tennyson’s walled garden on the Isle of Wight. Both the home and the garden have been restored to their former glory, and the property gets top ratings on TripAdvisor.

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Alfred Lord Tennyson
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