|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Alfred Tennyson Tennyson (18091892)|
|QUOTATION:|| T is better to have loved and lost|
Than never to have loved at all. 1
|ATTRIBUTION:||In Memoriam. xxvii. Stanza 4.|
See Crabbe, page 444. Arthur Hugh Clough: Peschiera.
What voice did on my spirit fall,
Peschiera, when thy bridge I crost?
T is better to have fought and lost
Than never to have fought at all.
Congreve: The Way of the World, Act ii. Scene i.
Say what you will, t is better to be left
Than never to have loved. [back]