Wednesday, July 27, 2011


A Glut of Men

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals (May 6?, 1848, on Tennyson):
Coventry Patmore described him as very capricious and as once spending the evening with a dozen friends, "not, to be sure, his equals, but as nearly his equals as any that could be collected." Yet Tennyson would not say a word, but sat with his pipe, silent, and at last said, "I am going to Cheltenham; I have had a glut of men."

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