Happy Birthday, Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo was born on February 26, 1802.

Here’s a poem written by Alfred Lord Tennyson about Hugo:

Victor in Drama, Victor in Romance,
Cloud-weaver of phantasmal hopes and fears,
French of the French, and Lord of human tears;
Child-lover; Bard whose fame-lit laurels glance
Darkening the wreaths of all that would advance,
Beyond our strait, their claim to be thy peers;
Weird Titan by thy winter weight of years
As yet unbroken, Stormy voice of France!
Who dost not love our England–so they say;
I know not–England, France, all man to be
Will make one people ere man’s race be run:
And I, desiring that diviner day,
Yield thee full thanks for thy full courtesy
To younger England in the boy my son.

— Alfred Lord Tennyson, ‘To Victor Hugo’

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0 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Victor Hugo

  1. DL Emerick

    Too bad, my b-day is a few days later.

    Maybe March 2nd, according to some Rabbis — but others hold out the 4th of March.

    I’ve listened to their debates and celebrate both.