A Study of the Works of Alfred

Lord Tennyson; Poet Laureate (Classic Reprint)

Author: Edward Campbell Tainsh

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781528488112

Category: Poetry

Page: 330

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Excerpt from A Study of the Works of Alfred: Lord Tennyson; Poet Laureate The chapter on General Principles, and the chapters on the Early Philosophical Poems and In Memoriam stand mainly, though not entirely, as they were in the original Study. The rest of the book is either new, as dealing with new matter, or has been to a great extent rewritten. A reader acquainted with the earlier editions of this book may miss the term mechanical super naturalism in the present edition. The term is absent; the thought is by no means so. It is more fully present, and is more fully discussed in various places, but especially in Chap. XVII. On The Super natural or Preternatural in Tennyson. Concerning it, however, I wish to say one word in this place. The term was used to challenge certain preternatural features in the Enoch Arden volume. Afterwards, I withdrew the objection in the belief that the preternaturalism was justified by some of the phenomena of spiritualism, in which, through suffering my judgment and will, under very difficult circum stances, to be overborne, I was for a time entangled. But, later, I saw reason to reaffirm the stricture with emphasis, because I had come to believe that spiritualism, be its phenomena real or spurious, is in itself unclean - unclean with an all-pervading false ness in the persons concerned; unclean with a subtle ness of falsity that seems to be itself supernatural. I said, under very difficult circumstances, because I should be sorry indeed to seem to countenance, by lightness on my part, the \notion that anything but conscience, judgment, the responsible will - anything but the sense of right, of duty - ought to be suffered to determine action in so grave a region. To touch such a thing out of the love of excitement, or even out of curiosity concerning matters spiritual, is to act the part of those who rush in where angels fear to tread. The absolute I will not should stand like a rock against solicitations from within or without, as it should against temptations to definite acts of sin. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Vol. 1 Miscellaneous Poems

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson,Alfred Tennyson, Baron

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434415370

Category: Poetry

Page: 292

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Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language.

The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Vol. 5, Dramas

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson,Alfred Tennyson, Baron

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434415394

Category: Poetry

Page: 270

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Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language. This volume contains Tennyson's dramas Queen Mary, Harold, The Cup, and The Falcon.

The Complete Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Baron Alfred Tennyson Tennyson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781298028761


Page: 438

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The Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson

"Harold," "The Falcon," and "The Promise of May"

Author: Alfred Tennyson

Publisher: Wildside Press

ISBN: 9781434422705

Category: History

Page: 376

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS (1809-1892) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language. Tennyson wrote a number of phrases that have become commonplace, including: "Nature, red in tooth and claw," "'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all," and "Theirs not to reason why, / Theirs but to do and die." He is the second most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations after Shakespeare. This volume is a play, along with notes.

Tennyson's Name

Identity and Responsibility in the Poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Author: Anna Barton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351895699

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Seeking to understand Tennyson's poetry as the work of a man concerned with making and then living up to one of the most famous names in Victorian literature, Anna Barton offers close readings of Tennyson's major works. From his obscure beginning as 'A.T.', one of two anonymous brothers, to the height of his success, when he held the impressive title 'Alfred Lord Tennyson, DCL, Poet Laureate', the development of Tennyson's career took place in a period increasingly aware that a name could command considerable cultural capital. In the marketplace goods were sold on the strength of their brand name; in the press the battle for signed articles was fought and won; and in Victorian drawing rooms young ladies collected the autographs of family and friends and pasted them into scrap books. From his early lyrics to his Arthurian Idylls, Barton argues, the laureate's keen sense of professional identity forced him to grapple with modern concerns about the ethics of print in order to establish his own responsible poetic.

The Poetic And Dramatic Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson,Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Baron

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781417929429

Category: Poetry

Page: 776

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1898. Tennyson, a poet of the Victorian age who succeeded Wordsworth as Poet Laureate. Contents: To the Queen; Juvenilia; The Lady of Shalott and Other Poems; English Idyls and Other Poems; The Princess; A Medley; In Memoriam A.H.H.; Maud: A Monodrama; Enoch Arden and Other Poems; The Window or, The Song of the Wrens; The Lover's Tale; Idylls of the King; Ballads and Other Poems; Tiresias and Other Poems; Locksley Hall Sixty Years After, etc.; Demeter, and Other Poems; Queen Mary: A Drama; Harold: A Drama; Becket; The Falcon; The Cup; The Promise of May; and Crossing the Bar. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

The Poetical Works Of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Author: Alfred Tennyson,Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Baron

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766196087

Category: Poetry

Page: 608

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1902. Tennyson, English poet, is often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry. Tennyson succeeded Wordsworth as Poet Laureate in 1850. This volume includes his major poetic achievements including: the elegy mourning the death of his friend Arthur Hallam, In Memoriam. The patriotic poem Charge of the Light Brigade. Maud is one of Tennyson's best known works, although at first it was found obscure or morbid by critics ranging from George Eliot to Gladstone. And, Enoch Arden, which was based on a true story of a sailor thought drowned at sea who returned home after several years to find that his wife had remarried.