Alfred lord Tennyson Volume 3

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CHAPTER III. "the Holy Grail," 1869, And My Mother's Journal, 1870-1872. Trinity College (Cambridge), his old College, had this year made my father an Honorary Fellow; and it was from Cambridge men in particular that he received ...
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CHAPTER III. "the Holy Grail," 1869, And My Mother's Journal, 1870-1872. Trinity College (Cambridge), his old College, had this year made my father an Honorary Fellow; and it was from Cambridge men in particular that he received commendations of his "Holy Grail." Among others Maurice wrote: Cambridge, textit{Dec. 19,th, 1869. My Dear Tennyson, I did not give myself credit for so much of Diomedean craft in changing brass armour for golden. But if I can persuade any who listened to me to seek for the "Holy Grail" and to increase the "Arthur" standard of character above any Greek one, my aim will be accomplished and I shall thankfully own how much more you have contributed to it than we lecturers and parsons can. Pray remember me affectionately to Mrs. Tennyson as well as to my godson and Lionel. I had hoped we might have seen you this winter in the Isle of Wight, but we have been urged to try Torquay and have taken a house there for two months. Believe me very truly yours, F. D. Maurice. About "The Holy Grail" my father said to me: "At twenty-four I meant to write an epic or a drama of King Arthur; and I thought that I should take twenty years about the work. They will now say that I have been forty years about it. 'The Holy Grail' is one of the1869. "the Spiritual Is The Real." 79 most imaginative of my poems. I have expressed there my strong feeling as to the Reality of the Unseen. The end, when the king speaks of his work and of his visions, is intended to be the summing up of all in the highest note by the highest of human men. These three lines in Arthur's speech are the (spiritually) central lines of the Idylls: In moments when he feels he cannot die, And knows himself no vision to himself, Nor the High God a vision. The general English vi...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781230197005
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 9/12/2013
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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