t himself more strictly to a narrow range of metrical structure.
It was an admirable remark of Tennyson's that every short poem should have a definite shape like the curve, sometimes a single, sometis a double one, assumed by a severed tress, or the rind of an apple when flung to the floor.
Tennyson's Life, by his son, i. 507. This type of verse was rarely attempted by Longfellow, but he chosewith the common mind; as individual lives grow deeper, students are apt to leave Longfellow for Tennyson, just as they forsake Tennyson for Browning.
As to action, the tonic of life, so far as he hadTennyson for Browning.
As to action, the tonic of life, so far as he had it, was supplied to him through friends,—Sumner in America; Freiligrath in Europe,—and yet it must be remembered that he would not, but for a corresponding quality in his own nature, have had just san is Browning, but too obscure, and later makes a similar remark on The Ring and the Book.
Of Tennyson he writes, as to The Princess, calling it a gentle satire, in the easiest and most flowing blan
ffairs, 260; dislikes English criticism of our literature, 263, 264; manner in which his poems came to him, 264,265; his alterations, 266, 267; compared with Browning, 270; relations with Whittier and Emerson, 271, 272; on Browning, 272, 273; on Tennyson, 273; his table-talk, 273-275; unpublished poems, 276; descriptions of, 278, 279; his works popular, 280; Cardinal Wiseman on, 281; resembles Turgenieff, 282; home life, 282-285; member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Spanish Academy, 288 263.
Symons, Capt., 92.
Talleyrand, Prince, 118.
Tasso, Torquato, 54.
Taylor, Bayard, 143, 209.
Taylor, Miss, Emily, 62.
Taylor, Thomas, 131.
Tegner, Esaias, 196; Longfellow's review of his Frithiof's Saga, 134.
Tennyson, Alfred, 3, 6,9, 139, 216-218, 270; his remark about short poems, 268; his Life, quoted, 268; description of, 282.
Thacher, Mrs., Peter, 109, 111; Longfellow's letters to, 129, 130,148, 169-171.
Thierry, Amedee S. D., 193.
Thomson, James, 8