Heyday for Publisher and Poet Laureate: Edward Moxon (1842–58)

  • June Steffensen Hagen


Towards the end of Tennyson’s active period of composition and revision in the 1830s, Edward Moxon redoubled his efforts to get the poet to publish again. Edward FitzGerald, the friend who was beginning to perform some of the duties which Arthur Hallam had fulfilled before, added his exhortations to Moxon’s. In 1839, Fitz reported to Bernard Barton, the Quaker poet, “I want A. T. to publish another volume: as all his friends do… but he is too lazy and wayward to put his hand to the business. He has got fine things in the large Butcher’s Account that now lies in my room.”1 It took a new and different kind of pressure, however, finally to move the hesitant Alfred.


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