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BY HIS SON
I have lived my life, and that which I have done
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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
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
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.