Tennyson pp 80-84 | Cite as

An Evening at Thomas Woolner’s

  • J. A. Symonds
Part of the Interviews and Recollections book series (IR)


My father came to us this afternoon. He is going to dine with Woolner1 to meet Tennyson, Gladstone,2 and Holman Hunt.3 I am to go in the evening at 9.30.


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  1. John Addington Symonds (1840–93), versatile man of letters who spent much of his life abroad on account of ill-health, was the son of a noted Bristol physician of strong literary tastes. His account is based on his diary for 8 December 1865 and was reprinted, with minor changes, in Letters and Papers of John Addington Symonds, ed. Horatio F. Brown ( London: John Murray, 1923 ) pp. 1–10.Google Scholar
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    Thomas Woolner (1825–92), sculptor and poet, one of the original members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was one of the group of friends who had toured Cornwall with Tennyson in 1860.Google Scholar
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    William Ewart Gladstone (1809–98), Liberal statesman and man of letters.Google Scholar
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    William Holman Hunt (1827–1910), painter, another original member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and another member of the Cornish tour.Google Scholar
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    Pierre Bosquet (1810–61), French marshal.Google Scholar
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    Enrico Cialdini, Duke of Gaeta (1811–92), Italian general, diplomat and politician.Google Scholar
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    Auguste Comte (1798–1857), French Positivist philosopher.Google Scholar

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