Quotation by Alfred Tennyson

There beneath the Roman ruin where the purple flowers grow,
Came that "Ave atque Vale" of the poet's hopeless woe,
Tenderest of Roman poets nineteen hundred years ago,
Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892), British poet. "Frater Ave atque Vale," (l. 4–6). . .

Tennyson; a Selected Edition. Christopher Ricks, ed. (1989) University of California Press.
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