July 1847-March 1848

The Collected Letters, Volume 22


TC TO LADY HARRIET BARING ; 26 December 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18471226-TC-LHB-01; CL 22: 183


As Hayward, in its best shape is part of a big ugly volume which you cannot carry about with you, I retain it till Tuesday, when the others are to be decided on; and only burden Cook at present with these two. Alfred Tennyson very gorgeous, fervid, luxuriant, but indolent, somnolent, almost imbecil;1 H. Taylor's Prose (if you have not seen it), clear, true, but dreadfully solemn, cold, and one must say, dull as the Lake of Haarlem!2— Tomorrow some decision! Take care of yourself in this dreadful weather; a grey dampish wind is howling from the North enough to kill us all.

Salva sit Regina [Hail to the Queen].

Chelsea, Sunday 26 decr [1847]