Charles Tennyson on Alfred's early poems

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


Note 1 to Chapter 2 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.

Sir Charles Tennyson also remarks on the Poem's maturity (Alfred Tennyson, p. 40), though he regards it as mature only in "skill and ease of versification," not in its outlook.


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