Alfred Tennyson

Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) (1832-98)


Source: Collingwood, facing p. 71

Dodgson had long "intensely admired" Tennyson's writings, but first met him in 1857, describing him as a "strange shaggy-looking man" with "his hair, moustache, and beard" all looking "wild and neglected," and hiding his face. [Commentary continues below.]

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