These are just a few
from In Memoriam A.H.H. by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
wrote the poem as a tribute to a close friend who died as a young
adult. It was published in 1850.
You can find the entire
poem and all of Tennyson's works at
Ring out, wild bells, to
the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that
saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out a slowly dying
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
1. What holiday would you associate with these lines?
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