Nicolson on Tennyson's Francophobia

James R. Kincaid, Aerol Arnold Professor of English, University of Southern California

Note 7 to the Appendix of the author's Tennyson's Major Poems, which Yale University Press published in 1975. It has been included in the Victorian Web with the kind permission of the author, who of course retains copyright.

Harold Nicolson caustically comments, "And indeed, in all Tennyson's considerations on foreign policy there is this tinge of prejudice against our Gallic neighbours" (p. 95).

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