Sunday, May 3, 2015
Alfred Tennyson in Caricature
In one 1884 Punch cartoon Tennyson, Browning, and Swinburne are shown as “Christmas Waits” with Tennyson reading from his Becket. The caption-verse beneath suggests the fairly common critique that the better-known poets were inspired at least as much by money as by the muse:
Oh, bless you, Gentlemen, whose looks
Are very far from frowning,
Pay cash, and buy the latest books
Of Tennyson, Swinburne, Browning!
Lord Tennyson, under this heading, writes appealing to Englishmen for subscriptions to the funds of the "Gordon Boys' Home" at Woking, which is in want of 40,000 pounds. Contributions should be sent to the Treasurer, General Sir Dighton Probyn, V.C., Marlborough House, Pall Mall
at May 03, 2015
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