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Mansel's Prologemena Logica, no. More Hannah, Letters to Z. Macau.
ticed,
1070 lay, noticed,

844
Mansel's Limits of Religious Morison, Notes on the Gospels, no-
Thought, John Young's review ticed,

802
of, noticed,

1049 Muirhead, Life of James Watt, no.
Marsh's Lectures the English ticed,

510
Language, noticed,

532 Murray, Preachers and Preaching,
Marsh, (Mrs.) Wolfe of the Knoll, noticed,

223
noticed,

527 Nast, German Commentary, no.
Marble Faun, Hawthorne, reviewed ticed,

497, 806
by E. W. Robbins,

441 New England, Palfrey's Ilistory of,
Martin, (B. N) Review of Prof. reviewed by L, Bacon, article, 1020

Lewis' “ Divine Human in the Nichols, Hours with the Evangel.
Scriptures,"
125 ists, noticed,

498
Mathematical Monthly, noticed, 513 Norwich Jubilee, noticed,

243
McClelland on the Canon and In. Uliphant, Elgin's Mission to China
terpretation of the Holy Scrip- and Japan, noticed,

819
tures, noticed,

1053 Orleans, Memoir of the Dutchess,
McClelland (G.) on the Fine Arts, noticed,

1079
article,

605 Ossoli, Life without and Life within,
M'Clintock's Voyage of the Fox, noticed,

• 533
noticed,

522 Owen's Commentary on John, no-
vícCosh's Intuitions of the Mind, ticed,

801
noticed,

613 Owen (R D.) Footfalls on the bound-
Messianic Prophecy and the Life ary of another World, noticed, - 271

of Christ, by Kennedy, noticed, 1060 Review of the above, by J. P.
Metaphysicians, (Scotch,) remarks Thompson,

381
on, by W. A. Luned, article, 168 Paley's Evidences; Annotations by
Metaphysics, Sir W. Hamilton's Lec- Whately, noticed.

481
tures on, reviewed,

167 Palfrey's History of New England,
Methodism, Difficulties of Arme- revicwed by L. Bacon,

1020
nian, noticed,

- 1053 Parker (E. G.) Reminiscences of
Methodist Quarterly, strictures on Rufus Choate, noticed,

236
the New Englander replied to, Parton's Life of Andrew Jackson,
article,
473 noticed,

234,598
Mid-Day Thoughts for the Weary, Pascal's Thoughts, noticed,

237
noticed,

1065 Patmos, Morning Hours in, 10-
Milburn's Pioneers and Preachers, ticed,

1061
noticed,

832 Paul the Preacher, by Eadie, do-
Miller, (Hugh,) Davies' answer to, ticed,

218
noticed,

1102 Peck, (W. G.) Natural Philosophy,
Milman's Latin Christianity, no. noticed,

- 1115
ticed,

1129 Pentateuch, Commentary on, by
Miscellanies by Kingsley, noticed, 547 Gerlach, noticed,

486
Minister's Wooing, by Mrs. Stowe, Pentateuch and Book of Joshua,
reviewed by L. Bacon,

145 Jamieson's notes on, noticed, 487
Missions, Hali Century of Foreign, Perspective, Ruskin's Elements of,
by L. Bucon, article,
711 noticed,

518
Missions, (Primitive,) by J. P. Perthes, (Caroline,) Memoir of, no-
Thompson,
942 ticed,

1084
Mission Work ;-Home Heathen Perthes, (Frederick,) Life of, re-
and how to reach them, article, - 998 viewed by W. L. Goge,

880
Mitchell's Astronomy, noticed, 836 Phelps, (Austin,) The Still Hour,
Mitchell, (1). G) Address at Nor- noticed,

219
wich, noticed,

248 Philology, Iints on Lexicography,
Mitchell, (D. G.) Hints about Farm. remarks by Prof. Gibbs, 226
ing, article,

899 Philosophy, Intellectual, Champlin,
Moore, (61. H.) Treason of C. Lee, 1077 noticed,

811
Moore, (F.) Diary of the American Philosophy, Vocabulary of, Flem.
Revolution, noticed,
818 ming, noticed,

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Physies, by B. Silliman, Jr, noticed, 1115 Sermons, by Dr. Emmons, noticed,
Planets, the New, article, by D.

221, 485
kirkood,

582 Sermons, Farrar's Science in Theol.
Preachers and Preaching, Murray,

ogy, noticed,

799
noticed,
223 Sermons, Fuller's, noticed,

807
Prenticeana, noticed,

547 Sermons, Guinness's, noticed, 222
Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Sermons, F. D. Huntington's, re-
History of, by S. D. Alexander, viewed by W. I. Budington,

190
noticed,

510 Sermons, J. A. Alexander, noticed, 808
Prime, Letters from Switzerland, Sermons on Corinthians, Robertson,
noticed,

526
noticed,

496
Princeton Review on Dr. Taylor, Sermons, Spurgeon, noticed, 223
replied to, article,

728 Sermons, Trinitarian, preached to a
Pulpit and Rostrum, noticed, 551 Unitarian Congregation, W. L.
Poochard, View of Congregation- Gage, noticed,

806
alism,
012 Servitude, Hebrew, Art..

352
Paritans and Queen Elizabeth, Hop- Shakespeare, (H.) Wild Sports of
kins, noticed,
1093 India, noticed,

1119
Quaker Quiddities, noticed, 1124 Shakespeare, Religious extracts
Raphael, Cartoons of, noticed, 552 from, noticed,

1120
Reade, (C.) Eighth Commandment, Sherman,(H.)Governmental History
poticed,

- 1124 of the United States, noticed, - 1090
Reason, the Province of, by John Siam, Bowring's Kingdom of, no-
Young, noticed,
1019 ticed,

250
Register for Merchants and Bank. Sidney, Miscellaneous writtings of
ers, noticed,
· 552 Sir Philip, noticed,

535
Reid, (M.) Odd People, noticed, 1123 Signet-Ring and other Gems, no-
Restatements of Church Doctrine, ticed,

1065
Bellows, noticed,

214 Sin Original, state of the question,
Revival in Ireland, by Gibson, no- Art., by G. P. Fisher,

694
ticed,
1067 Sir Rohan's Ghost, noticed,

266
Revolution, Diary of the American, Slave Trade, (in Newport,) critisism
Moore, noticed,

818 upon Mrs. Stowe's description of
Ritter, Humbolt and the New Geog- it, by L. Bacon,

153
raphs, by D. C. Gilman, 277 Slavery among the Hebrews, Arti-
Robbins, (E. W.) Hawthorne's Mar.

352
ble Faun, reviewed,

441 Slave Trade, Reopening of the Afri-
Robertson's Sermons on Corinthi.

can, Art.,

90
ans, noticed,

496 | Smiles, Self-Help, noticed, - 846
Roe's How could he help it? no- Smith. (H. B.) Ecclesiastical Tables,
ticed,
553 noticed,

216
Ruskin, Elements of Perspective, Sonship of Christ, see Article on
noticed,

548 the Divine Humanity of Christ, - 851
Salunagundi, noticed,

· 1131 South and North, by Abbott, no-
Samaritan, Diary of, noticed, - 242 ticed,

624
Sampson's Spiritualism Tested, - 548 Species, Origin of, by Darwin, no-
Saybrook Impost, Palfrey's account ticed,

516
of it, examined by L. Bacon, 1022 Spiritualism, Owen's Foot Falls on
Schools, Common and the English the Boundaries of Another
Language, by J. W. Gibbs, Art., 429 World, noticed,

271
Scientific American, noticed, 274 The same book reviewed by J. P.
Scientific Discovery, Wells's Annual

Thompson,

381
of, noticed,

519 Spiritualism, Sampson's, noticed, 543
Scott, (Leonard,) Reprints of the

Spurgeon's Sermons, noticed, 223
English Reviews, noticed, 1103 Sqnier, (M. P.) Power of Contrary
Secker, Nonsuch Professor, noticed, 511 Choice, Art.,

307
Self-Help, by Smiles, noticed, 546 Stars and the Angels, noticed, 506
Sermons, by C. Kingsley, The Good Statistics, Religious,

ican
News of God, noticed,

222

Christian Record, noticed, 511
Stedman's Lyrics and Idyls, noticed, 1112

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Stier's Words of the Lord Jesus, Tyler's Bible and Social Reform,
noticed, -
804 noticed,

813
Stiles, (Ezra,) Mrs. Stowe's Esti. Tyler's Memoir of Rev. N. Lob.
mate of, criticised by L. Bacon, · 154 dell, M. D., Boticed,

237
Stiles, (J. C.) on Modern Reform Tylney Hall, noticed,

1112
and Slavery, reviewed,

110 Tyndall's Glaciers of the Alps, no-
Strauss's Glory of the House of ticed,

1099
Israel, noticed,

550 Under Graduate ; see University
Strong's Algebra, noticed, 546,837 Quarterly.
Strong, (W.) American Legisla- University Quarterly, noticed, 267, 846

tion. (9. B. K. Address,) 43 Vaughan, Revolutions in English
Stuart's Commentary on the He. History, noticed,

536
brews, noticed,

1060 Voltaire's Henrinde, noticed, 259
Sturtevant, (J. M.) Denomilaticn. Warden, (R, B,) Forensic View of
al Colleges,
68 Man and Law, noticed,

814
Suffrage, Crime against the Right Warfare, Modern, E. B. Hunt,
of, Art., by L. Bacon,
453

908
Supernatural, is Spiritualism, by J. Warren, (I. P.,) Three Sisters, no-
P. Thompson,
381 ticed,

242
Switzerland, Prime's Letters from, Washington, Custis's Recollections
noticed,
• 526 of, noticed,

- 537
Sylvia's, World, noticed, · 263 Washington, Everett's Life of, no-
Taylor, (N. W.) Reply to criticisms ticed,

1075
of the Princeton Review on, Art., 726 Watt, Muirhead's Life of James,
Tennyson and the Idyls of King noticed,

540
Arthur,

Wells's Annual of Scientific Dis.
Thayer's Bobbin Boy, noticed, 1114

covery, noticed,

519
Theology, Outlines of, by A. A. Whately's Lessons on Mind, no-
Hodge, noticed,
1050

1073
Theology, Views in New England, White Hills, by T. S. King, no-
noticed,
485 ticed,

264
Thomas's West Coast of Africa, Whiton, (J. M.,) Exercises in Latin,
noticed,

825
for Beginvers,

845
Thompson, (J. P.) Are the Phe- Willett, Life of Herod the Great,
nomena of Spiritualism Super- noticed, -

509
natural ? Art.,

381 Williams College, Durfee's His-
Thompson, (J. P.) Primitive Evan- tory of, noticed,

1096
gelízation and its lessons, Art., 942 Wilson, Bateman's Life of, no-
Thompson, (J. P.) The Congrega- ticed,

541
tional Polity, Art.,

627 Winslow's Precious Things of God,
Thompson, (J. P.) Love and Pen. noticed,

223
alty, noticed,

1051 Wise, Vindication of New England
Towle's History of U. S. Constitu- Churches, noticed,

1065
tion, noticed,

· 1091 Woolsey, (T. D..) Discourse Com-
Trinity, Barrett's Letters on the, memorative of Rev. C. A. Good.
noticed,
800 rich, D. D.

· 828
Trinity, Lamson's History of the Woolsey, (1. D.,) Introduction to

Doctrine in the first three Cen. the Study of International Law, 815
turies, noticed,

795 Worcester's Dictionary, noticed, 275
Trollope, Life of Vittoria Colonna,

reviewed,

412
noticed,

240 Young's American Statesman, no-
Trumbull, (Jonathan) Reference ticed,

1091
to,

248 Young's Province of Reason, no-
Turnbulls Christ in History, no- ticed,

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THE

NEW ENGLANDER.

No. LXIX.

FEBRUARY, 1860.

ARTICLE J.-MR. TENNYSON AND THE IDYLS OF KING

ARTHUR.

Idyls of the King. By ALFRED TENNYSON, D. C. L., Poet

Laureate. Boston: Ticknor & Fields. 1859.

9

John MILTON, when, at the age of thirty, he had left England to perfect, by travel and by experience of foreign lands, the varied education by which he had been training himself for immortality,—“pluming his wings and meditating flight,” -had come at last, through France and Northern Italy, along the coast of the blue Mediterranean to Naples. Here he lingered among the charming scenes of that Italian landscape, rich in natural beauty and not less rich in historic memories. Here he mused over the tomb of Virgil, and as he looked about him or glanced off to seaward, his eyes, as yet not sightless, rested on many an object which had been made immortal by ancient fable or by classic verse. Here too he was the

guest of the noble Manso, himself a man of letters and a poet, but more famous as the friend, protector, and biographer of Tasso, and as the patron of the more recent but less worthy

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VOL. XVIII.

poet Marini. Doubtless, in the weeks that Milton spent surrounded by such scenes and in such companionship, there was much talk and meditation of the poets, ancient and modern, whose names and memory were so associated with the place, and more especially of the tales of chivalry and romance, which lived in the verse of Tasso. Thus it was that the young English poet was led to speak about the ancient tales of British chivalry, and to tell the polite and appreciating Italian the mythic story which, centuries before, the romance writers had begun to fabricate,—the story of Arthur and his noble knights,—of Arthur and the battles that he fought for Christ and Britain. And here it was, most probably, (as indeed his biographer has suggested,)* that the plan of writing a great epic poem, upon which until now he had meditated vaguely, began to take definite shape in his mind, and to be freely spoken of in his intercourse with his friends. He would sing of Arthur and the British kings who fought the Saxons, and would make the valor and the faith of those old warriors to live again in his enduring verse. Such was the plan which he then hoped to accomplish. The hope grew upon him while he stayed in Italy, and, when he was suddenly summoned home again, he expresses it distinctly in his parting epistle to Manso :

“ Indigenas revocabo in carmina reges, Arturumque etiam sub terris bella moventem ! Aut dicam invictæ sociali fædere mensæ

Magnanimos heroas.” He carried his design with him back to England, and we find him still cherishing it in the elegant elegiac poem which he wrote soon after his return, on hearing of the death of his friend Deodati. In the mythic history of Britain, in the story of the crafty maneuvering of Merlin,—of the betrayal of the fair Igrayne, the birth of Arthur and the wars and treachery that followed, -was to be found the subject for his promised epic. Only it is noticeable that now, in the gravity of his maturing manhood, and chastened by the bereavement which he

* See Toland's Life of Milton, (London ed. of 1761,) page 14-17.

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