The Life And Works Of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (volume 1) by Baron Alfred Tennyson Tennyson

The Life And Works Of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (volume 1)

byBaron Alfred Tennyson Tennyson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1898 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV ARTHUR HALLAM 1831-1833 Thy leaf has perish'd in the green, And, while we breathe beneath the sun, The world which credits what is done Is cold to all that might have been. So here shall silence guard thy fame; But somewhere, out of human view, Whate'er thy hands are set to do Is wrought with tumult of acclaim. In the spring of 1831 my father was much distressed about the condition of his eyes and feared that he was going to lose his sight, "a sad thing to barter the universal light even for the power of 'Tiresias and Phineus, prophets old.'" He took to a milk diet for some months, which apparently " did good." At all events his eyesight was strong enough to allow him to study Don Quixote in the original. He also records that one night he "saw the moonlight reflected in a nightingale's eye, as she was singing in the hedgerow."' He adds that her voice vibrated with such passion that he wrote of The leaves That tremble round the nightingale in "The Gardener's Daughter." Hallam told him at this time that "The nightingale with long and low preamble," in the sonnet which I give, was " worth an estate in Golconda." Check every outflash, every ruder sally Of thought and speech, speak low, and give up wholly Thy spirit to mild-minded Melancholy: This is the place. Thro' yonder poplar alley, Below, the blue green river windeth slowly, But in the middle of the sombre valley, The crisped waters whisper musically, And all the haunted place is dark and holy. The nightingale, with long and low preamble, Warbled from yonder knoll of solemn larches, And in and out the woodbine's flowery arches The summer midges wove their wanton gambol, I83i FUGITIVE PIECES 1 Owing to his extreme short-sight he could see objects at a short distance better than any one: and at a ...

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Title:The Life And Works Of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021712495X

ISBN - 13:9780217124959

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