The New Laureate
Woolner … was yesterday with Patmore,1 accompanying Tennyson in the search for a house in the neighbourhood of London, but without result. Tennyson is in a state of disgust at the idea of being presented at court on his appointment to the Laureateship—Patmore says that Tennyson has in his memory, and on occasion recites, an immense quantity of poetry which he never intends to commit to paper.
- William Michael Rossetti (1829–1910), art critic and man of letters. 1. On Woolner and Patmore, see pp. 84 and 30 respectively.Google Scholar