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Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s plays were an interlude in his long and distinguished career as a poet. During his lifetime, he published more than fifteen volumes of poetry, which have been collected into the nine-volume The Works of Tennyson (1907-1908), edited by his son, Hallam, Lord Tennyson. At the insistence of Sir Arthur Sullivan, Tennyson wrote a song cycle, The Window (1870), which Sullivan set to music. Several songs from The Princess (1847) were also set to music, one by Benjamin Britten in Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Opus 31. Tennyson’s letters from 1821 to 1892 have been edited by Cecil Y. Lang and Edgar F. Shannon and have been published in three volumes.