April 22, 2005
Assignment for Mon., Apr. 25
We'll finish poem 36, and move on to poems 23 and 24.
You may find Garrison's commentary on 23 and 24 here. Sorry for the wretched quality of the scan.
We didn't get to the Tennyson poem in class on Friday, so I'd like to make sure we talk a bit about it in relation to poem 16 on Monday. Please make sure you have a text of the Tennyson with you in class; if you've lost it, here it is:
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
O you chorus of indolent reviewers,
Irresponsible, indolent reviewers,
Look, I come to the test, a tiny poem
All composed in a metre of Catullus,
All in quantity, careful of my motion,
Like the skater on ice that hardly bears him,
Lest I fall unawares before the people,
Waking laughter in indolent reviewers.
Should I flounder awhile without a tumble
Thro' this metrification of Catullus,
They should speak to me not without a welcome,
All that chorus of indolent reviewers.
Hard, hard, hard it is, only not to tumble,
So fantastical is the dainty meter.
Wherefore slight me not wholly, nor believe me
Too presumptuous, indolent reviewers.
O blatant Magazines, regard me rather -
Since I blush to belaud myself a moment -
As some rare little rose, a piece of inmost
Horticultural art, or half-coquette-like
Maiden, not to be greeted unbenignly.
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