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Alfred

Lord Tennyson

A Memoir

BY HIS SON

I have lived my life, and that which I have done
May He within Himself make pure!

VOLUME II

LONDON

MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED

1898

All rights reserved

827 T3 1897a

V. 2

This Edition consists of Ten Hundred and Fifty Copies

ILLUSTRATIONS

Tennyson's Study at Farringford, photogravure plate from a black and white drawing by W. Biscombe Gardner

"Tears, idle Tears," from the Original MS. .

PAGE

Frontispiece

20

To face p. 84

"Break, break, break," from an Original MS.
"Let not the solid ground," from the Original MS.

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CHAPTER I

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.

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