James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.

January 26

Epitaph on General Gordon

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)

(In the Gordon Boys’ Memorial Home, near Woking)

WARRIOR of God, man’s friend, and tyrant’s foe

Now somewhere dead far in the waste Soudan,

Thou livest in all hearts, for all men know

This earth has never borne a nobler man.