Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington… London: Edward Moxon …1852.

TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

8vo., pp. 16, with half-title, modern boards.

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First edition. Wellington died at Walmer Castle on 14 September, and Tennyson’s ode was published on 18 November, the day of the funeral. One of his earliest Laureate poems, it was, of course, a patriotic piece, but also, as a Horatian ode in English, a notable technical achievement. Tennyson was to revise it twice, in 1853 and 1855. Wise, Tennyson, 56; Tinker 272.

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