Tennyson pp 97-110 | Cite as

Tennyson: a Reminiscence

  • Wilfrid Ward
Part of the Interviews and Recollections book series (IR)


‘Doric beauty’ is the phrase by which the late Mr Huxley1 once expressed the special character of Tennyson’s conversation—with its terse simplicity and freedom from artificial ornament: ‘and yet’, he added, ‘on hearing the first few words one might only say,—“Exactly, this is the man who wrote the ‘Northern Farmer’.” ’


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