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acting which alone must inspire more elevated poetic sentiment than the mere object of pecuniary gain. Lord Byron having established his fame on a solid basis, all ranks of his readers felt happy in his union with the amiable daughter of Sir Ralph Milbank, Bart. , the heiress of the fortune and honours of the noble House of Wentworth, to which she has succeeded since the birth of their daughter and melancholy separation from her Lord; being now in her own right Viscountess Wentworth. On that melancholy event the biographer cannot do better than imitate the example set by the parties themselves : not a breath of accusation is heard on either side ; the dignified virtue of Lady Byron not permitting her even to notice the affecting lines of his Lordship, which never fail to draw the tear of sensibility. Since that fatal period his Lordship has become a voluntary exile from the land of his forefathers ; but he has not been forsaken by the Muse, as the third and fourth cantos of Childe Harold prove, lie can still boast of her happiest inspiration, which, at the same time that it lightens the gloom of the heart-broken exile, gives him still more exalted claims to the admiration and sympathy of those whose approbation can never be indifferent to an honourable mind.

THE BRIDE OF ABYDOS.

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THE

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BRIDE OF ABYDOS.

A TURKISH TALE.

Had we never loved so kindly,
Had we never loved so blindly,
Never met or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken hearted.

BURNS.

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TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

LORD HOLLAND,

THIS TALE

IS INSCRIBED, WITH

EVERY SENTIMENT OF REGARD

AND RESPECT,

BY HIS GRATEFULLY OBLIGED

AND SINCERE FRIEND,

BYRON.

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