Letter:Poetic injustice

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The Independent Online
Sir: The Rev Michael Dunk (letter, 22 December) does not make a case with his misreading of In Memoriam. Tennyson's friend, Arthur Hallam, was not lost "at sea" but died in Vienna. The poet, in his reverie, imagines the body on the ship as it was broughtback (as it was, from Trieste) to England, to be buried at Clevedon.

Yours sincerely, JOHN MILLS London, NW8