King Lear, Cymbeline, Troilus and Cressida

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King Lear, Cymbeline, Troilus and Cressida

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From Hallam Tennyson"s account of his father"s last days: "On Sept. 3rd [1892] he complained of weakness and of pain in his jaw [...] "On Wednesday the 29th we telegraphed for Sir Andrew Clark [?physician] [...] "He read Job, and St Matthew, and Miss Swanwick"s new book on Poets as the Interpreters of the Age. Sir Andrew arrived, and did not think so badly of him as I did. He and my father fell to discussing Gray"s ""Elegy"" [...] "On Friday my wife read him an article in the Times on the colonization of Uganda, for which he asked [...] "On Monday morning at eight o"clock he sent me for his Shakespeare. I took him Steevens"s edition, Lear, Cymbeline, and Troilus and Cressida, three plays which he loved dearly. "He read two or three lines, and told Dr Dabbs that he should never get well again. We asked him later whether he felt better: he answered, ""The doctor says I am."" At his request I read some Shakespeare to him".

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Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son

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Aged 83 [Experience in 1892, born in 1809]

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Notes
Alfred Tennyson died on 6 October 1892. Text/s read possibly in separate volumes; on p.429 of source Hallam Tennyson records that his father was buried with his volume of Cymbeline.

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Tennyson, Alfred
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Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
Related place
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King Lear, Cymbeline, Troilus and Cressida

Reading experience
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Evidence

From Hallam Tennyson"s account of his father"s last days: "On Sept. 3rd [1892] he complained of weakness and of pain in his jaw [...] "On Wednesday the 29th we telegraphed for Sir Andrew Clark [?physician] [...] "He read Job, and St Matthew, and Miss Swanwick"s new book on Poets as the Interpreters of the Age. Sir Andrew arrived, and did not think so badly of him as I did. He and my father fell to discussing Gray"s ""Elegy"" [...] "On Friday my wife read him an article in the Times on the colonization of Uganda, for which he asked [...] "On Monday morning at eight o"clock he sent me for his Shakespeare. I took him Steevens"s edition, Lear, Cymbeline, and Troilus and Cressida, three plays which he loved dearly. "He read two or three lines, and told Dr Dabbs that he should never get well again. We asked him later whether he felt better: he answered, ""The doctor says I am."" At his request I read some Shakespeare to him".

Source

Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son

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Notes
Alfred Tennyson died on 6 October 1892. Text/s read possibly in separate volumes; on p.429 of source Hallam Tennyson records that his father was buried with his volume of Cymbeline.

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/81632
Accessed on 2022/01/22 13:01:01

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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"On Friday my wife read him an article in the Times on the colonization of Uganda, for which he asked [...]

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