Tennyson: His Homes, His Friends, and His Work

Tennyson: His Homes, His Friends, and His Work

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Tennyson: His Homes, His Friends, and His Work

Tennyson: His Homes, His Friends, and His Work

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In preparing this volume, I have included, in addition to the simple outline of the chief incidents in Tennyson's life, a selection of certain critical estimates of his work which impressed me as presenting most accurately his poetic quality with its limitations and its tendencies. Among these estimates are several, translated from French and German sources, which, so far as I know, have not before come into print in any of the various books about Tennyson. I was so fortunate also as to find in the Massachusetts Quarterly a review of The Princess byJames Russell Lowell. I am indebted to Mr. Charles Eliot Norton for an unpublished letter concerning Tennyson's introduction to this country, and I wish to acknowledge the valuable assistance rendered in the collection of my material by the Librarians of the Brooklyn Mercantile Library and of the Brooklyn Historical Library.

While the result of my somewhat circumscribed researches can offer little if anything of original importance for the Tennyson specialist, I trust that for the general reader I have succeeded in giving a . . .

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