When the whistle blew and the call stretched thin across the night, one had to believe that any journey could be sweet to the soul.
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|Birth:||4th July, 1808|
|Death:||25th April, 1879|
Born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, he was an elder brother of Alfred Tennyson; his friendship and the "heart union" with his greater brother is revealed in Poems by Two Brothers. Another poet brother was Frederick Tennyson. In 1833, Charles was ordained a priest in the Church of England. On 1 October 1835, he changed his surname to Turner after inheriting the estate of his great-uncle, the Reverend Samuel Turner of Caistor in Lincolnshire. On 24 May 1836, he married Louisa Sellwood, the younger sister of Alfred's future wife; she later suffered from mental illness and became an opium addict.
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