Alfred Tennyson pdf free download. THE life and work of Tennyson present something like the normal type of
what, in circumstances as fortunate as mortals may expect, the life and work
of a modern poet ought to be. A modern poet, one says, because even poetry is
now affected by the division of labour. We do not look to the poet for a large
share in the practical activities of existence: we do not expect him, like
Æschylus and Sophocles, Theognis and Alcæus, to take a conspicuous part in
politics and war; or even, as in the Age of Anne, to shine among wits and in
society. Life has become, perhaps, too specialised for such multifarious
activities. Indeed, even in ancient days, as a Celtic proverb and as the picture
of life in the Homeric epics prove, the poet was already a man apart—not
foremost among statesmen and rather backward among warriors. If we agree
with a not unpopular opinion, the poet ought to be a kind of “Titanic” force,
wrecking himself on his own passions a
Alfred Tennyson pdf free download
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