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Record Number: 22999


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'"Crossing the Bar" was written in my father's eighty-first year, on a day in October when we came from Aldworth to Farringford. Before reaching Farringford he had the Moaning of the Bar in his mind, and after dinner he showed me this poem written out. 'I said, "That is the crown of your life's work." He answered, "It came in a moment." He explained the "Pilot" as "That Divine and Unseen Who is always guiding us." 'A few days before my father's death he said to me: "Mind you put 'Crossing the Bar' at the end of all editions of my poems."'

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1889 and 31 Oct 1889

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Isle of Wight
specific address: Farringford

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Hallam Tennyson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1852

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alfred Tennyson

Title:

'Crossing the Bar'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22999

Source:

Print

Author:

Hallam Tennyson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1897

Vol:

2

Page:

366-367

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 366-367, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22999, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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