Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Alfred Lord Tennyson,
From "In Memoriam"
I had an English professor at Ohio State that had us reading lots of Alfred Lord Tennyson. Some of it was hard to decipher, and some of it was pretty straight-forward, like the excerpt found above. I really liked that class. There were no wrong answers. We contemplated, we interpreted, we discussed.
It was deep...