"Every hour is saved from that eternal silence"-bring out the meaning of the line from Tennyson's "Ulysses".

What does the line signify?

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Ulysses really doesn't want to stay in Ithaca wasting away as an old man. His phrase "but every hour is saved / From that eternal silence, something more, / A bringer of new things" is strange. It means something like "each additional hour that I live, or each hour that I am saved from death, brings me new experiences." He wants to make those experiences count for something special.