Aeneid VI

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Aeneid VI

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"Throughout the autumn and winter evenings [of 1854] he [Alfred Tennyson] translated aloud to my mother the sixth Aeneid of Virgil and Homer"s description of Hades, and they read Dante"s Inferno together. Whewell"s Plurality of Worlds he also carefully studied. ""It is to me anything,"" he writes, ""but a satisfactory book. It is inconceivable that the whole Universe was created merely for us who live in this third-rate planet of a third-rate sun."""

Source

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Aged 45 [Experience in 1854, born in 1809]

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Accessed on 2019/12/16 06:33:12

Related place
England
Related people
Tennyson, Alfred
Related text or manuscript
Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
Related place
England
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Aeneid VI

Reading experience
Identifer:
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Evidence

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Source

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

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How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/78801
Accessed on 2019/12/16 06:33:12

Related place
England
Related people
Tennyson, Alfred
Related text or manuscript
Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
Related place
England
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