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    Sale 5141

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    12 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 166

    TENNYSON, Alfred, 1st Baron (1809-1892). Autograph letter signed ('A. Tennyson') to Tom Taylor, n.p., [postmarked 5 April 1847], 'Here I am & have been for several days lying sick of ½ a dozen complaints. Come & let me see you but don't tell any one as I can't see company -- far too ill', half page, 8vo, integral address leaf; [with] autograph manuscript quotation, four lines of verse, 'The little lovers['] quarrel That all the more endears When we fall out with those we love And kiss again with tears', on a fragment detached from a larger leaf, 60 x 133mm, pasted to the foot of the letter.

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    TENNYSON, Alfred, 1st Baron (1809-1892). Autograph letter signed ('A. Tennyson') to Tom Taylor, n.p., [postmarked 5 April 1847], 'Here I am & have been for several days lying sick of ½ a dozen complaints. Come & let me see you but don't tell any one as I can't see company -- far too ill', half page, 8vo, integral address leaf; [with] autograph manuscript quotation, four lines of verse, 'The little lovers['] quarrel That all the more endears When we fall out with those we love And kiss again with tears', on a fragment detached from a larger leaf, 60 x 133mm, pasted to the foot of the letter.

    1847 was the year of publication of Tennyson's immensely popular collection, The Princess: A Medley. The quotation is adapted from 'The Princess: As thro' the Land', which was added to the collection in 1850.


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