[Before June 1865]

MS location unknown. This fragment printed in Letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson, II, 471

It is in an appendix to collected editions of Mrs. Hemans’ life and works, where she had made notes of subjects from history suitable to write poems upon, unluckily without saying where they came from. I have watched for this story for years . . . I will write to the friend who owns the copy of Mrs Hemans from which I took it.1

1Alfred Tennyson had asked Warburton (later a canon of Winchester but at that date an inspector of schools) to find out from CMY the source of the story, ‘Odin’s Sacrifice’, in the Book of Golden Deeds. On 6 June 1865, he quoted this extract from one of two letters he had received from her. Tennyson used the story in his poem 'The Victim'.

Cite this letter

The Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge(1823-1901) edited by Charlotte Mitchell, Ellen Jordan and Helen Schinske.

URL to this Letter is: https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au/yonge/2025/to-the-reverend-w-p-warburton

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