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BY HIS SON
I have lived my life, and that which I have done
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Tennyson's Study at Farringford, photogravure plate from a black and white drawing by W. Biscombe Gardner
"Tears, idle Tears," from the Original MS. .
To face p. 84
"Break, break, break," from an Original MS.
SWITZERLAND 1846, AND LETTERS 1846-47
Journal kept in Manuscript-book of "Princess"
("Come down, O maid, from yonder mountain height" was written during this tour among the Alps)
1846. Went on a tour to the Isle of Wight and in August to Switzerland with Edward Moxon.
August 2nd. Up at 4 to go by "Princess Maude." Picturesque sunrise from the pier. Bruges. Englishman with moustache told us of festival at Bruges. I go down into fore-cabin and get the very worst breakfast I ever had in my life. Arrival at Ostend. Order from Belgian king that no passports need be shown. Inhuman conduct and supererogatory fury of porters. We lose our presence of mind and run for it, but there is plenty of time. Arrive at
Bruges, walk to Hôtel de Blé, recommended by moustached Englishman, missing the conveyance thitherward, which, marked with gilt letters Fleur de Blé, rolls by us as we near our hotel.