A Key to Lord Tennyson's In Memoriam

A Key to Lord Tennyson's In Memoriam

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A Key to Lord Tennyson's In Memoriam

A Key to Lord Tennyson's In Memoriam

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When any one has survived the allotted age of man, there is a long past to remember, and a short future to expect; and it is the period of youth which is then found most clearly recorded on the tablets of the brain -- the days, probably, of school and college, and the first establishment of a self-made home.

Middle life, with its work and anxieties, is by comparison only feebly retained; as though there had been found no room for fuller records on the preoccupied mind. But, in the indistinct interval of forty or fifty years, the loss by death of those whom we have loved cannot be forgotten; and when one dearer than any friend is also taken . . .

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