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  • Letter from Coventry Patmore to William Allingham, March 29, 1856
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1856 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from British poet Coventry Patmore to William Allingham mentioning he is happy to be seeing Allingham soon. Patmore mentions Tennyson as the "Laureate," and informs Allingham he is still in the Isle of Wight. Patmore also provides Ruskin's address for Allingham. Patmore shares that Allingham's mentioning of prunning horrifys him, and discusses his thoughts on cutt...
  • Letter from Coventry Patmore to William Allingham, September 12, 1856
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | 1856 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from British poet Coventry Patmore to William Allingham thanking him for his correspondent's note which gave him much pleasure. Patmore writes that he is happy the poem is liked by women, as they are the "real" writers of poetical success. Patmore mentions his poem "Tamerton-Church Tower," as well as shared acquaintance Tennyson. Patmore informs Allingham that he ...
  • Letter from Coventry Patmore to William Allingham, circa 1849
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | 1849 | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from British poet Coventry Patmore to William Allingham stating that he currently does not have the time to write a long letter regarding Allingham's poems, even though he wishes to. He does express his pleasure in reading Allingham's poems. Patmore expresses his interest in reading Allingham's more serious work, and writes how different short and long poems are. ...