|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Alfred Tennyson Tennyson (18091892)|
|QUOTATION:|| Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean.|
Tears from the depth of some divine despair
Rise in the heart and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy autumn-fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more.
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Princess. Part iv. Line 21.|