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SELECT POEMS

OF

ALFRED LORD TENNYSON

EDITED WITH NOTES BY

WILLIAM J. ROLFE, LITT. D.
FORMERLY HEAD MASTER OF THE HIGH SCHOOL, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

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BOSTON, NEW YORK, AND CHICAGO
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY

Che Riverside Press, Cambridge

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Copyright, 1884,

BY JAMES R. OSGOOD AND COMPANY,

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1886, BY TICKNOR AND COMPANY.

Copyright, 1895,

By HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO.

All rights reserved.

The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., U. S. A. Electrotyped and Printed by H. O. Houghton & Co.

PREFACE.

THIS book was first published in 1884, and was cordially approved by Lord Tennyson, who kindly furnished me with valuable information and suggestions for the second edition.

In the present edition the text has been enlarged by poems filling 29 pages; and a sketch of the life and literary career of Tennyson (8 pages) has been added to the Notes, which have been carefully revised and corrected throughout. The book now contains 264 pages instead of 198, but the price has not been increased.

The readings of the editions of 1830, 1832 (or 1833), and 1842, for which, in 1884, I had to depend on quotations in the reviews and in the commentaries of Shepherd, Tainsh, Wace, Bayne, and others, were subsequently compared with original copies in the British Museum, and have since been re-collated with copies loaned me by Rev. Dr. Henry van Dyke of New York. The "various readings" of all the other English editions accessible to me, including the latest revision made by the poet, have also been recorded in the Notes.

CAMBRIDGE, July 1, 1895.

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