Definition of Tintern Abbey from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Tintern Abbey

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a beautiful ruined abbey (= religious building) by the River Wye, near the border between England and Wales. It was originally built in the 12th century. It has been painted by many artists, including Turner, and Wordsworth wrote a romantic poem about the landscape around it in his Lyrical Ballads.
For I have learnedTo look on nature, not as in the hourOf thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimesThe still, sad music of humanity.
Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey