19 NOVEMBER 1910, Page 58

The Gateway to Tennyson. With an Introduction by Mrs. Andrew

Lang. (T. Nelson and Sons. 5s. net.)-Mrs. Andrew Lang's introduction is a brief biography into which the important things about the poet and his work have been introduced. What a significant story is that which Lord Dufferin related about him- self. No poetry touched hini-a shameful thing, it seemed, for a Sheridan-till he came across a volume of Tennyson. The rest of the book is occupied with stories from the "Idylls of the King," the story of "Becket," and extracts from the poems.