THE ORNITHOLOGY OF TENNYSON. (To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.")
SIE,—It has struck me as singular that none of your corre- spondents on this subject have cited the very remarkable words- " Maud is Here, Here, Here, in amongst the Lilies," which is so 'wonderful a transliteration of the blackbird's song, that shortly after its publication I asked its author if he could explain to me its psychological geneses Was it the product of a process of any kind, or did it formulate itself without conscious thought? His reply was that "it is one of those things which come-to one with a flash ; I cannot other- wise explain it."-1 am, Sir, &c., ROBERT DEAN& Queen Street; Cardiff.