Note 10 to the Introduction 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.
Jerome H. Buckley, pp. 7-10, makes as good a case as can be made for Tennyson as a verbal or specific ironist.
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