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Alfred
Lord Tennyson

A Memoir

BY HIS SON

I have lived my life, and that which I have done
May He within Himself make pure !

VOLUME III

LONDON
MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED

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ILLUSTRATIONS

Farringford, photogravure plate from a water - colour drawing by Mrs. Allingham .

Frontispiece Notes for “The Idylls of the King,” from an Original MS., about 1833

To face p. 158

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THE “ENOCH ARDEN” VOLUME, WITH

NOTES BY MY FATHER

Spedding, the calm philosopher, glowed with delight, and said “Enoch Arden” was the finest story he had ever heard," and was more especially adapted for Alfred than for any

other poet.

Letter from Thomas Woolner to Mrs. Tennyson.

1864 My father was always an enthusiast for Italian freedom. Hence the

Hence the great event of the year at Farringford was Garibaldi's visit. My mother wrote in April :

We went to the Seelys of Brooke to pay our respects to Garibaldi. A most striking figure in his picturesque white poncho lined with red, his embroidered red shirt and coloured tie over it. His face very noble, powerful, and sweet, his forehead high and square. Altogether he looked one of the great men of our Elizabethan age. His manner was simple and kind. '

1 Adelaide Procter wrote a poem on a similar subject, but this my father did not know until after “Enoch Arden” had been published.

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