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ordinary interest in tHe eyes of Englishmen have taken place with- out eliciting from the Laureate some poem worthy of the occasion. He has written "Poems chiefly Lyrical," published in 1830 ; "Poems/' in 1832; "Poems," 2 vols., in 1842 ; •' The Princess, a Medley," in 1847 ; " In Memoriam," issued anonymously, in 1850, being a series of elegies — a tribute of affection to the memory of Arthur Hallam, a son of the eminent histo- rian, and the chosen friend of the poet in his earlier days at Cam- bridge ; " Maude, and other Poems," in 1855 ; " The Idylls of the King," in 1858 ; " Enoch Arden, and other Poems," in 1864; " The Holy Grail, and other Poems," published Dec. 15, 1869; "The Window, or the Songs of the Wrens," in 1870 ; and "Gareth and Lynette," in 1872. " A Concordance to the entire Works of Alfred Tennyson," pub- lished in 1869, is a remarkable proof of the Laureate's wondrous popularity. At the Commemora- tion of 1855, the University of Oxford, giving expression to the imiversal feeling of England, con- ferred on the poet the honorary degree of D.C.L., and the fellows of his own college. Trinity, Cam- bridge, endorsing the judgment of the sister university, subscribed to purchase his bust (by Woolner), which they have placed in the vestibule of their library, and in 1869 they unanimously elected him an honorary fellow of the college. In 1879 Mr. Tennyson republished " The Lover's Tale," a poem which was originally printed ill 1833, but soon withdrawn from circulation. In the re-issue it is accompanied with a reprint of the sequel, a work of the author's mature Hfe, " The Golden Supper." Among his dramatic compositions are, " Queen Mary," 1875; "Harold," 1876; " The Cup," a play which was represented at the Lyceum Theatre, Jan. 3, 1881, Mr. Irving taking the principal character; and "The

Promise of May," a drama in three acts, brought out at the Globe Theatre, Nov. 11, 1882. In Dec., 1883, Mr. Tennyson accepted the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom, but when this memoir was printed it had not been an- nounced what title he would assume. _;

TEEEY, Miss Ellbh Aucb, actress, was born at Coventry, Feb. 27, 1848, and made her first appearance on the stage at the Prinoess's Theatre, imder the man- agement of Mrs. Charles Kean, playing "Manilius" in Shakspere's " Winter's Tale," "Puck," "Prince Arthur," &c., and remaining with the Keans until they gave up man- agement in London. Miss Terry next appeared at the Royalty Theatre, and afterwards at the Haymarket, playing " Hero " in "Much Ado about Nothing," and learning her first steps in legitimate comedy in this, the London Comedy Theatre. Then followed a short engagement at the Queen's Theatre, with. Mr. and Mrs. Wigan at the head of affairs, playing in Charles Reade's " Double Marriage," " Still Waters run Deep," and "Kathe- rine,'* in the "Taming of the Shrew," and acting for the first time with Mr. Henry Irving. Leaving the stage for seven years, she returned to the Queen's Theatre, making her re-appearance in "Philippa Chester" in Charles Reade's "Wandering Heir." In 1875, Miss Terry was engaged by Mr. Bancroft to play at the Prince of Wales' Theatre, "Portia," "Clara Douglas," in Lord Lytton's "Money," and various other plays. In 1876, Lord Lytton's play "The House of Damley" was produced by Mr. John Hare, at the Court Theatre, and in this play we find Miss Terry taking the principal character. Then followed at the same theatre, "New Men and Old Acres,' and Mr. W. G. Wills' " Olivia." She remained at the Court Theatre until Mr. Hare gave