The Life And Works Of Alfred Lord Tennyson (volume 2)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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 X HOME LIFE AND "IDYLLS OF THE KING" 1856-1859 A thousand thanks for your charming letter from the Isle of Wight with suggestive date of Bonchurch (the only church you went to that day), and the spirited outline sketch of the Idyllic Poet serenely ploughing his windy acres. How must you have enjoyed!... The "Idylls of the King" are a brilliant success. Rich tapestries, wrought as only Tennyson could have done them, and worthy to hang by the Faerie 0$ueen. I believe there is no discordant voice on this side of the water. (From H. W. Longfellow to James T. Fields, 1854.) 1856 My father went to the Grange (Lord Ashburton's) in January, and met the Carlyles, Venables, Brookfields, Tom Taylors, Goldwin Smith and Spedding. Brookfield wrote: "Alfred has been most cheerful and the life of the party." The note by my father is: "It seems a house not uneasy to live in, only I regret my little fumitory at Farringford. Here they smoke among the oranges, lemons, and camellias.... I cannot see in Lady Ashburton a touch of the haughtiness which fame attributes to her. She is most perfectly natural, tho' like enough she sometimes snubs her own grade now and then, when she sees presumption and folly. But as Brookfield said this morning, ' She is very loyal to her printers'" During the winter evenings of 1855 my father would translate the Odyssey aloud into Biblical prose to my mother, who writes, "Thus I get as much as it is possible to have of the true spirit of the original." He had been evolving the main scheme of the "Idylls of the King" at different periods during the last twenty years and more: the Morte d'Arthur episode had appeared in the volume of 1842. He resumed the plan with "Merlin and Nimue" (called "Vivien") in February; and in the "Forest of Broceli...

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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 X HOME LIFE AND "IDYLLS OF THE KING" 1856-1859 A thousand thanks for your charming letter from the Isle of Wight with ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217354513

ISBN - 13:9780217354516

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