Tennyson pp 12-15 | Cite as

A Meeting of Poets

  • Aubrey De Vere
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It was in 1841 or 1842 that I first met the poet on whom and on whose works my imagination had rested so often during the preceding ten years; and I lost nothing when the living man stood before me. The large dark eyes, generally dreamy but with an occasional gleam of imaginative alertness, the dusky, almost Spanish complexion, the high-built head and the massive abundance of curling hair like the finest and blackest silk, are still before me, and no less the stalwart form, strong ‘with the certain step of man’, though some years earlier it might have moved

Still hither thither idly sway’d

Like those long mosses in the stream.


Opposite Fault Fine Climate Massive Abundance Black Silk Grassy Field 
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    Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805–65), Irish mathematician; he published verse and was a friend of Wordsworth.Google Scholar

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