Alfred Tennyson: A Literary Life by Leonee Ormond

By Leonee Ormond

Throughout his lengthy operating existence, Tennyson used to be experimenting with new varieties and topics. broadly learn in a variety of disciplines, he responsed to a number of the personalities, occasions and discoveries of the Victorian age. nonetheless broadly considered as an apologist for the 'establishment', Tennyson used to be constantly an intruder. Scourged via reviewers, and haunted through his personal worried disposition, Tennyson continued years of melancholy. even if the tide became in 1850 Tennyson remained a stern critic of his contemporaries.

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In June 1832 James Spedding told W. H. Thompson: 'The great Alfred is here ... smoking all the day, and we went ... on a pilgrimage to see him; to wit, Two Heaths, my brother and myself, and meeting Allen on the way, we took him along with us, and when we arrived at the place appointed we found A. T. and A. H. H. and J. M. K. [Kemble]. So we made a goodly company, and did as we do at Cambridge' (Letters, I, 74). During visits to London, Tennyson and Hallam worked together in Wiinpole Street, or walked about, deep in conversation.

V, 336-7) Higher up is Hallam's 'blue little lake', the Lac Bleu. A more extended expedition took the two men to the Cirque de Gavarnie. With its vast platforms of snow, this immense glacial corrie is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Pyrenees. The waterfalls are spectacular, and one of them falls, almost without a break, down a rock wall of 1266 feet. Tennyson, who tried to capture the effect in 'The Lotus Eaters', said that he revolved the lines in his mind as he lay and looked up at the falling water: 6 And like a downward smoke, the slender stream Along the cliff to fall and pause and fall did seem.

So we made a goodly company, and did as we do at Cambridge' (Letters, I, 74). During visits to London, Tennyson and Hallam worked together in Wiinpole Street, or walked about, deep in conversation. Hallam was writing amazingly mature reviews and essays which left their 42 Alfred Tennyson mark on Tennyson's own thinking. The two men were often at the theatre, or in the art galleries. The new National Gallery had recently opened in three rooms at 100 Pall Mall, the former home of John Julius Angerstein, whose paintings formed the nucleus of the national collection.

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