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Tennyson at Twickenham (1851–3)

  • William Allingham
Part of the Interviews and Recollections book series (IR)


I ventured to send my first volume of verse (1850) to Tennyson from Ballyshannon. I don’t think he wrote to me, but I heard indirectly that he thought well of it; and during a visit to London in the summer of 1851 Coventry Patmore,1 to my boundless joy, let me know that I might call on the great poet, then not long married,2 and living at Twickenham.


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  1. William Allingham (1824–89), Irish poet. In 1874 he married Helen Paterson, artist and illustrator.Google Scholar
  2. 1.
    Coventry Patmore (1823–96), poet and prose writer, friend of Tennyson.Google Scholar
  3. 5.
    Tom Taylor (1817–80), dramatist and later editor of Punch.Google Scholar
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    Maria Edgeworth (1767–1849), Irish novelist.Google Scholar
  5. 8.
    William Edmondstone Aytoun (1813–65), Scottish poet, was Professor of Belles-Lettres at Edinburgh University from 1845.Google Scholar

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