[Venice—Saturday, 23 May 1891]

Addington Symonds & HFB dined Palo Barbaro– JAS said “I was once at Faringford, with Sidgwick. We sat up smoking with Tennyson (he was then Mr Tennyson) talking of poets and poetry. Sidgwick said, Mr T. What do you think of the probable duration of your poetry and Browning’s?[”] Tennyson answered (& J.A.S. imitated his hollow tones) “You must tell me that. The Man—who has—the style—will live.”


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