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Arden (Enoch)

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Mr. G. R. Emerson, in a letter to the Athenœum (August 18th, 1866), points out the resemblance of this tale by Tennyson to one entitled Homeward Bound, by Adelaide Anne Procter, in a volume of Legends and Lyrics, 1858. Mr. Emerson concludes his letter thus: “At this point (i.e. when the hero sees his wife ‘seated by the fire, whispering baby words and smiling on the father of her childʹ) Tennyson departs from the story. Enoch goes away broken-hearted to die, without revealing his secret; but Miss Procter makes the three recognise each other, and the hero having blessed his wife, leaves her, to roam ‘over the restless ocean.ʹ”

Mrs. Gaskell’s Manchester Marriage is a similar tale. In this taleFrank” is made to drown himself; and his wife (then Mrs. Openshaw) never knows of his return.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Archilochian Bitterness
Archimage
Archimago [Hypocrisy]
Archimedes Principle
Archimedes Screw
Architect of his own Fortune
Archontics
Arcite
Arcos Barbs
Arctic Region
Arden (Enoch)
Area-sneak
Areopagus
Aretine
Aretinian Syllables
Argan
Argand Lamp
Argante
Argantes
Argenis
Argentile and Curan

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