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Quote Investigator: QI has located no substantive support for crediting the famous poet Alfred Lord Tennyson with this expression.
Dear Quote Investigator: The website of a major international news organization has an article titled “Tennyson: 10 Essential Quotes” with the following item listed third: Would you please trace the provenance of this popular sentiment?
Update History: On April 8, 2014 information about the 1975 copyright entry was added.
The text precisely matched the 1992 version: In 2005 a craft resource book for cardmakers included an instance of the saying and attributed the words to acclaimed poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, and this was the first published linkage to Tennyson seen by QI: In conclusion, a version of this poem without attribution was in circulation by 1985.
Based on current evidence QI believes that Claudia Adrienne Grandi should receive credit.
Also, on April 8, 2014 citations dated 2001, 2005, and 2012 were added.
On May 23, 2014 citations dated 1985, 1989, and 1990 were added and the entry was partially rewritten.
The flowers were identified as roses: In 2004 “Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul” was released as part of the very popular series “Chicken Soup for the Soul”.