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Line 1297. While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand. This is quoted in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, as a proof that the Coliseum was entire when seen by the AngloSaxon pilgrims at the end of the seventh, or the beginning of the eighth century.

Page 77, line 1324. There is a dungeon. This and the three next stanzas allude to the story of the Roman daughter, which is recalled to the traveller by the site, or pretended site, of that adventure, now shown at the church of St. Nicholas in Carcere. (The story is related by Festus (De Verb. Sign. xx.) and others.]

Page 78, line 1360. The Mole which Hadrian reard. The castle of St. Angelo.

Line 1369. The vast and wondrous dome. The church of St. Peter's.. (Diana's marvel is the temple of Diana at Ephesus.]

Page 80, line 1495. Hark! forth from the abyss a voice proceeds. [The six following stanzas refer to the death of the Princess Charlotte, the only daughter of George IV. She died in childbirth November 6, 1817, universally lamented.]

Lines 1536, 1537. The strange fate Which tumbles mightiest sovereigns. Mary died on scaffold; Elizabeth of a broken heart; Charles V. a hermit; Louis XIV. a bankrupt in means and glory; Cromwell of anxiety; and, 'the greatest is behind,' Napoleon lives a prisoner. To these sovereigns a long but superfluous list might be added of names equally illustrious and unhappy.

Page 81, line 1549. Lo, Nemi! navell'd in the woody hills. The village of Nemi was near the Arician retreat of Egeria, and from the shades which embosomed the temple of Diana, has preserved to this day its distinctive appellation of The Grove.

Line 1566. The Sabine farm. [The retreat of Horace.]

Page 82, line 1620. There let him lay. (This use of lay has caused considerable comment. Byron, whether carelessly or intentionally, employs lay several times in his poems as an intransitive verb. He might find authority for this confusion of lie and lay in writers of the Middle English period ; but it must be confessed that no great poet of the language is so careless of his grammar as Byron.)

Page 86, line 11. John of Horistan. Horistan Castle, in Derbyshire, an ancient seat of the Byron family. There is no record of any of Lord Byron's ancestors having engaged in the Holy Wars.]

Page 86. LETTERS TO AN ITALIAN Nun, etc. [ A second edition of this work was published in London, in 1784. It is, probably, a literary forgery.' – Note by E. H. Coleridge.j

Page 93. To THE DUKE OF DORSET. (George John Frederick, fourth Duke of Dorset.)

Page 94, line 68. And call’d, proud boast ! the British drama forth. [ Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, was born in 1527. While a student of the Inner Temple, he wrote his tragedy of Gorboduc, which was played before Queen Elizabeth at Whitehall, in 1561.' - CAMPBELL.)

Line 69. Another view, not less renown'd for wit. Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset, was born in 1637, and died in 1706. He was esteemed the most accomplished man of his day, and alike distinguished in the voluptuous court of Charles II.

and the gloomy one of William III.

Page 95, line 1. Le Sage's demon's gift. The Diable Boiteur of Le Sage, where Asmodeus, the demon, places Don Cleofas on an elevated situation, and unroofs the houses for inspection.

Line 67. A numerous crowd, array'd in white. On a saint's day the students wear surplices in chapel.

Page 96, line 20. Mossop himself was outshone. (Henry] Mossop, a contemporary of Garrick, famous for his performance of Zanga (in Young's The Revenge.)

Page 102, line 42. The pibroch raised its piercing note. (The pibroch is properly the tune, not the instrument.)

Page 104, line 220. Thy Beltane yet may burn. Beltane Tree, a Highland festival on the first of Nay, held near fires lighted for the occasion.

Page 111, line 2. Magnus. No reflection is here intended against the person mentioned under the name of Magnus. He is merely represented as performing an unavoidable function of his office. (Dr. William Mansel was, in 1798, appointed to the headship of Trinity College, by Mr. Pitt.)

Page 117, line 25. Ill-starr'd, though brave. I allude here to my maternal ancestors, 'the Gordons,' many of whom fought for the unfortunate Prince Charles, better known by the name of the Pretender. This branch was nearly allied by blood, as well as attachment, to the Stuarts.

Page 118, line 1. Becher. [The Rev. John Becher, prebendary of Southwell, in whom the youthful poet found not only an honest and judicious critic, but a sincere friend. To his care the superintendence of the second edition of Hours of Idleness, during its progress through a country press, was intrusted.

Page 119, line 2. Repentant Herr's pride! Henry II. founded Newstead soon after the murder of Thomas à Becket.

Line 10. The crimson cross demand. The badge of the crusaders.

Page 120, line 43. Another HENRY the kind gift recalls. At the dissolution of the monasteries, Henry VIII. bestowed Newstead Abbey on Sir John Byron.

Line 57. A regal fortress now. Newstead sustained a considerable siege in the war between Charles I. and his parliament. Line 73. She snatch'd him from th'

unequal strife. Lord Byron, and his brother Sir Williamı, held high commands in the royal army. The former was general in chief in Ireland, lieutenant of the Tower, and governor to James, Duke of York, afterwards the unhappy James II. ; the latter had a principal share in many actions.

Line 76. Where godlike F.LLKLAYD fell. Lucius Carey, Viscount Falkland, the most ac

complished man of his age, was killed at the battle of Newbury, charging in the ranks of Lord Byron's regiment of cavalry.

Page 121, line 108. Loathing the offering of so dark a death. This is an historical fact. Å violent tempest occurred immediately subsequent to the death or interment of Cromwell, which occasioned many disputes between his partisans and the cavaliers: both interpreted the circumstance into divine interposition.

Page 123, line 90. Pomposus. [See the poem On a Change of Masters. Page 93.]

Page 125, line 243. Alonzo. [John Wingfield, who died at Coimbra, in 1811.]

Line 266. Davus. [The Rev. John Cecil Tattersall, who died in 1812.]


Page 126, line 274. The rustic's musket aim'd against my life. [The factious strife here recorded was accidentally brought on by the breaking up of school, and the dismissal of some volunteers from drill, both happening at the same hour. On this occasion, it appears, the butt-end of a musket was aimed at Byron's head, and would have felled him to the ground, but for the interposition of Tattersall.]

Line 287. Lycus. [John Fitzgibbon, second Earl of Clare. His father, whom he succeeded Jan. 28, 1802, was for nearly twelve years Lord Chancellor of Ireland.]

Line 301. Euryalus. [George John, fifth Earl of Delawarr.]

Line 326. Cleon. [Edward Noel Long, Esq.] Page 127, line 351. When my first harangue received applause. [My qualities were much more oratorical than poetical, and Dr. Drury, my grand patron, had a notion that I should turn out an orator from my fluency, my turbulence, my voice, my copiousness of declamation, and my action." Byron Diary.]

Page 132, line 41. Seat of my youth! [Harrow.f

Line 51. Lycus. [The Earl of Clare.] Page 133. To EDWARD NOEL LONG. [This young gentleman, who was with Lord Byron both at Harrow and Cambridge, afterwards entered the Guards, and served with distinction in the expedition to Copenhagen. He was drowned early in 1809, when on his way to join the army in the Peninsula; the transport in which he sailed being run foul of in the night by another of the convoy. Long's father,' says Lord Byron, wrote to me to write his son's epitaph. I promised - but I had not the heart to complete it. He was such a good, amiable being as rarely remains long in this world; with talent and accomplishments, too, to make him the more regretted.' - Byron Diary, 1821.]


Page 137, line 43. Poor LITTLE! sweet, melodious bard! These stanzas were written soon after the appearance of a severe critique, in a northern review, on a new publication of the British Anacreon. [Thomas Little, the pen name of Moore.]


Page 138. LINES ELM IN THE CHURCHYARD OF HARROW. [On losing his natural daughter, Allegra, in

April, 1822, Lord Byron sent her remains to be buried at Harrow, where,' he says in a letter to Murray, April 22, I once hoped to have laid my own. There is,' he adds, in a later letter, May 26, a spot in the church-yard, near the footpath, on the brow of the hill looking towards Windsor, and a tomb under a large tree (bearing the name of Peachie, or Peachey), where I used to sit for hours and hours when a boy; this was my favourite spot; but as I wish to erect a tablet to her memory, the body had better be deposited in the church;'-and it was so deposited accordingly.]

Page 141. To A KNOT OF UNGENEROUS CRITICS. There can be little doubt that these verses were called forth by the criticisms passed on the Fugitive Pieces by certain ladies of Southwell." E. H. COLERIDGE.]


Page 142, line 32. Wilmot's verse. published by John Wilmot in 1680.]

Page 144, line 5. I've lived, as many other men live. [Murray prints: I've lived, as many others live.' Apparently a misprint, as the rhyme demands the change here made.]

Page 145, line 41. Fields, which surround yon rustic cot. [Mrs. Pigot's Cottage.]

Page 146, line 55. Mary. [Mary Duff, or, according to E. H. Coleridge, Mary Chaworth.]

Line 61. And thou, my Friend! [See the verses on The Cornelian, page 113.]

Page 149. To AN OAK AT NEWSTEAD. [Lord Byron, on his first arrival at Newstead, in 1798, planted an oak in the garden, and nourished the fancy, that as the tree flourished so should he. On revisiting the abbey, during Lord Grey de Ruthven's residence there, he found the oak choked up by weeds, and almost destroyed; - hence these lines. Shortly after Colonel Wildman took possession, he one day noticed it, and said to the servant who was with him, Here is a fine young oak; but it must be cut down, as it grows in an improper place.'-'I hope not, sir,' replied the man; 'for it's the one that my lord was so fond of, because he set it himself."]

Page 150. ON REVISITING HARROW. Some years ago, when at Harrow, a friend of the author engraved on a particular spot the names of both, with a few additional words, as a memorial. Afterwards, on receiving some real or imagined injury, the author destroyed the frail record before he left Harrow. On revisiting the place in 1807, he wrote under it these stanzas.

Page 150. To charm her ear while some remains. [So printed in Murray. Some' would appear to be a wrong reading for sense."]

Page 151. To HARRIET. [The Harriet Maltby of the poem entitled To Marion. Page 100.]

Page 154. INSCRIPTION ON THE MONUMENT OF A NEWFOUNDLAND DOG. (This monument is still a conspicuous ornament in the garden of Newstead. The following is the inscription by which the verses are preceded:

Near this spot

Are deposited the Remains of one Who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence,

Courage without Ferocity,
And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices.
This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery

If inscribed over human ashes,
Is but a just tribute to the Memory of

Who was born at Newfoundland, May, 1803,
And died at Newstead Abbey, Nov. 18, 1808.]
Page 157, line 49. Fletcher ! Murray! Bob !
[Byron's three servants.]

Page 160. WRITTEN AFTER SWIMMING FROM SESTOS to ABYDOS. On the 3d of May, 1810, while the Salsette (Captain Bathurst) was lying in the Dardanelles, Lieutenant Ekenhead of that frigate and the writer of these rhymes swam from the European shore to the Asiaticby the by, from Abydos to Sestos would have been more correct. The whole distance from the place whence we started to our landing on the other side, including the length we were carried by the current, was computed by those on board the frigate at upwards of four English miles ; though the actual breadth is barely one.

Page 160. Maid of Athens. Mr. Hugh Williams in his Travels in Italy, Greece, etc., has the following : Our servant, who had gone before to procure accommodation, met us at the gate, and conducted us to Theodore Macri, the Consulina's, where we at present live. This lady is the widow of the consul, and has three lovely daughters ; the eldest celebrated for her beauty, and said to be the “Maid of Athens" of Lord Byron. Their apartment is immediately opposite to ours, and, if you could see them, as we do now, through the gently waving aromatic plants before our window, you would leave your heart in Athens.')

Page 160. Ζώη μου, σας αγαπώ. Romaic expression of tenderness. It means, ‘My life, I love

Page 161. By all the token-flowers that tell. In the East (where ladies are not tanght to write, lest they should scribble assignations) flowers, cinders, pebbles, etc., convey the sentiments of the parties by that universal deputy of Mercury - an old woman. A cinder says, 'I burn for thee;' a bunch of flowers tied with hair, Take me and fly;' but a pebble declares -what nothing else can.

Line 1. Sons of the Greeks, arise! The song was written by Riga, who perished in the attempt to revolutionise Greece. This translation is as literal as the author could make it in verse. It the same measure as that of the original.

Page 162, line 19. The seven-hill'd city. Constantinople, “ “Επτάλοφος:

Line 1. I enter thy garden of roses. from which this is taken is a great favourite with the young girls of Athens of all classes. Their manner of singing it is by verses in rotation, the whole number present joining in the chorus. I have heard it frequently at our * xópor,' in the winter of 1810-11. The air is plaintive and pretty.

Page 163. JOSEPH BLACKET. (A cobbler (1786–1810) who attained some celebrity, as a poet. He was praised by Southey, and was patronized by the Milbanke family.)

Page 164. EPISTLE TO A FRIEND. [Rev. Francis Hodgson.]

Page 168. LINES TO A LADY WEEPING. [This impromptu owed its birth to an on dit, that the Princess Charlotte of Wales burst into tears on hearing that the Whigs had found it impossible to put together a cabinet, at the period of Mr. Perceval's death. They were appended to the first edition of The Corsair, and excited a sensation marvelously disproportionate to their length, - or, we may add, their merit. The ministerial prints raved for two months on end, in the most foul-mouthed vituperation of the poet, and all that belonged to him – the Morning Post even announced a motion in the House of Lords — and all this,' Byron writes to Moore, .as Bedreddin in the Arabian Nights remarks, for making a cream tart with pepper: how odd, that eight lines should have given birth, I really think, to eight thousand ! ']

Page 169. O'er her Druid's tomb. [The reader will recall Collins's exquisite lines on the tomb of Thomson: 'In yonder grave a Druid lies,' etc.]

Page 170, line 61. And censure, wisely loud, he justly mute. (The following lines were omitted by the Committee:

Nay, lower still, the Drama yet deplores That late she deign'd to crawl upon all-fours. When Richard roare in Bosworth for a horse, If you command, the steed must come in course. If you decree, the stage must condescend To soothe the sickly taste we dare not mend, Blame not our judgment should we acquiesce And gratify you more by showing less. The past reproach let present scenes refute, Nor shift from man to babe, fronu babe to brute. ) Page 175. THE DEVIL'S DRIVE. [Of this rambling satire, filled with political allusions to Castlereagh and the politics of the day, the following stanzas were first published in the edition of 1904 from a manuscript in the possession of the Earl of Ilchester: 6, 7, 9, 13–16, 19-27.]

Page 180, line 26. Pagod. [Pagoda, an idol.)

Line 29. The rapture of the strife. Certaminis gaudia' the expression of Attila in his harangue to his army, previous to the battle of Chalons, given in Cassiodorus.

Line 46. He who of old would rend the oak. [* Out of town six days. On my return found my poor little pagod, Napoleon, pushed off his pedestal. It is his own fault. Like Milo, he would rend the oak; but it closed again, wedged his hands, and now the beasts — lion, bear, down to the dirtiest jackal – may all tear him. That Muscovite winter wedged his arms.' – Byron's Journal, April 8, 1814.]

Line 55. The Roman, when his burning heart. Sylla.

Line 64. The Spaniard, when the lust of sway. [The Emperor Charles V., who abdicated in 1555 and retired to a monastery.]

Page 181, line 125. Corinth's pedagogue. (Dio nysius II., on losing Syracuse, retired as a private man to Corinth, where he is said to have taught school.)


The song

Line 127. Thou Timour. The cage of Bajazet, by order of Tamerlane.

Line 142. The very Fiend's arch mock. [The edition of 1832 contained this note, of uncertain allusion: We believe there is no doubt of the truth of the anecdote here alluded to - of Napoleon's having found leisure for an unworthy amour, the very evening of his arrival at Fontainebleau.']

Page 183, line 38. And wean from penury the soldier's heir. [The edition of 1900 adds the following six lines from the manuscript:

Or deem to living war-worn Valour just

Each wounded remnant - Albion's cherish'd trust Warm his decline with those endearing rays, Whose bounteous sunshine yet may gild his daysSo shall that Country - while he sinks to rest His hand hath sought for- by his heart be blest!

Like most of these late accretions to Byron's acknowledged works they had better have been left to oblivion.]

Line 8. The thought of Brutus -for his was not there! [See note on page 64, line 525.]

Page 187, line 8. Labedoyère. [An officer of Napoleon. Despite many appeals to Louis XVIII., he was shot, August 19, 1815.]

Line 18. Like the Wormwood Star foretold. See Rev. chap. viii, v. 7, &c.

Line 36. And thou, too, of the snow-white plume! ['Poor dear Murat, what an end! His white plume used to be a rallying point in battle, like Henry the Fourth's. He refused a confessor and a bandage; so would neither suffer his soul nor body to be bandaged.' - B. Letter to Moore, November 4, 1815.]

Line 37. Whose realm refused thee ev'n a tomb. Murat's remains are said to have been torn from the grave and burnt.

Page 188, line 21. Of three bright colours, each divine. The tricolour.

Page 193, line 46. Till vanquish'd senates trembled as they praised. [February 7, 1787, Sheridan spoke for over five hours on the impeachment of Warren Hastings. Pitt thereupon moved the adjournment of the debate, on the ground that the minds of the members were too agitated to discuss the question with coolness.]

Line 82. And stoop to strive with Misery at the door. [This was not fiction. Only a few days before his death, Sheridan wrote thus to Mr. Rogers: I am absolutely undone and brokenhearted. They are going to put the carpets out of window, and break into Mrs. S.'s room and take me: 150l. will remove all difficulty. For God's sake let me see you!' Moore was the immediate bearer of the required sum. This was written on the 15th of May. On the 14th of July. Sheridan's remains were deposited in Westminster Abbey, his pallbearers being the Duke of Bedford, the Earl of Lauderdale, Earl Mulgrave, the Lord Bishop of London, Lord Holland, and Earl Spencer.]

Page 194, line 103. The worthy rival of the wondrous Three! Fox - Pitt - Burke.

Page 196. When that vast edifice display'd Looks with its venerable face. [So in the Murray edition. 'here would seem to be some error in

the text. Possibly a line has dropped out between the two here given.]

Page 211, line 15. Reversed for him our grandsire's fate of yore. [Admiral Byron was remarkable for never making a voyage without a tempest. He was known to the sailors by the facetious name of Foul-weather Jack.']

Page 212, line 73. I did remind thee of our own dear Lake. The lake of Newstead Abbey. Page 216, line 191. Like to the Pontic monarch. Mithridates.

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Page 230. Perry. [James Perry (1756-1821), editor and proprietor of the Morning Chronicle.]

Page 231. DEAR DOCTOR, I HAVE READ YOUR PLAY.' [John Willian Polidori (17951821), physician and author. In 1816 he went as physician and secretary to Lord Byron, then departing on his exile from England. His whimsical and jealous temper led to a separation before Byron left Switzerland. His most noted work is the The Vampire, published in 1819, which he attributed to Byron. For the other names in this poem the reader is referred to the Dictionary of National Biography.]

Page 241, line 1. Still must I hear?

Imit. Semper ego auditor tantum? nunquamne reponam, Vexatus toties rauci Theseide Codri? Juv. Sat. I. 1.

Line 1. Hoarse Fitzgerald. For the long period of thirty-two years, William Thomas Fitzgerald, poetaster, was an attendant at the anniversary dinners of the Literary Fund, and constantly honored the occasion with an ode, which he himself recited with most comical dignity of emphasis.]

Page 242, line 21. Like Hamet's, shall be free. Cid Hamet Benengeli promises repose to his pen, in the last chapter of Don Quixote. Oh! that our voluminous gentry would follow the example of Cid Hamet Benengeli! [Byron's text reads shall for shalt.]

Line 55. This Lambe must own. [George Lamb, the first cousin of Lady Byron, was the author of a farce, Whistle for It, which damned with great expedition at Covent Garden.' He also wrote for the Edinburgh Review.]


Line 65. Hackney'd jokes from Miller. [A popular book of jests attributed to Joe' Miller.]

Line 82. Jeffrey's heart or Lambe's Baotian head. This was not just. Neither the heart nor the head of these gentlemen are at all what they are here represented. At the time this was written, I was personally unacquainted with either.' B. 1816.]

Page 243, line 87. While these are censors, 'twould be sin to spare.

and gas.

Imit. Stulta est Clementia, cum tot ubique

truly, considering the inspiration, it is a very – occurras periturao parcere chartæ.

creditable production. If Mr. Scott will write Juv. Sat. I. 17.

for hire, let him do his best for his paymasters, Line 93. Then should you ask me.

but not disgrace his genius which is undoubtImit. Cur tamen hoc potius libeat decurrere campo edly great, by a repetition of black-letter ballad

Per quem magnus equos Aurunca flexit alumuus: imitations.
Si vacat, et placidi rationem admittitis, edam. Line 184. Good night to Marmion.' The pa-

Juv. Sat. I. 19.

thetic and also prophetic exclamation of Henry Line 94. Gifford. (William Gifford (1756– Blount, Esquire, on the death of honest Mar 1826), poet, editor, critic, was the author of mion. several original satires, notably the Baviad and Page 245, line 234. 'God help thee,' Southey. the Maeviad. Through his connection with The last line, God help thee,' is an evident Murray he had much to do with the punctuation plagiarism from the Anti-Jacobin to Mr. and formation of Byron's text.]

Southey, on his Dactylies. , [Gifford's parody Line 100. Pye. Henry James Pye was poet on Southey's Dactylics, which ends thus :laureate from 1790 till 1813.)

• Dactylics, call'st thou 'em ? — "God help thee, silly Line 103. Time was, ere yet in these degenerate one.'"] days. [The first edition of the Satire opened with this line.]

Line 240. 'For fear of growing double.' LyriLine 128. Little's lyrics. (Moore published cal Ballads, p. 4. The Tables Turned, stanza 1. his early poems under the name Thomas Little, Line 250. Confounded might with day. Mr. Esq.]

W. in his preface labours hard to prove, that Line 132. The cow-pox, tractors, galvanism, prose and verse are much the same; and cer

[Cow-por, vaccination; tractors, a tainly his precepts and practice are strictly conquack panacea of the day ; gas, laughing gas.] formable: Line 142. Siott. Stott, better known in the

* And thus to Betty's questions he Morning Post by the name of Hafiz. This per

Made answer, like a traveller bold: sonage is at present the most profound explorer

“The cock did crow, to-whoo, to-whoo, of the bathos. I remember, when the reigning

And the sun did shine so cold."'! family left Portugal, a special Ode of Master

Lyrical Ballads, p. 179. Stott's, beginning thus : - (Stott loquitur quoad Line 260. Takes a piry for a muse. ColeHibernia).

ridge's Poems, p. 11, Songs of the Piries, i. e. * Princely offspring of Braganza,

Devonshire fairies ; p. 42, we have, Lines to a Erin greets thee with a stanza,' &c.

Young Lady; and, p. 52, Lines to a Young Ass.

Line 263. Lewis. (Matthew Gregory Lewis, Page 244, line 153. Lays of Minstrels. See M. P. for Hindon, never distinguished himself the Lay of the Last Minstrel, passim. Never in Parliament, but, mainly in consequence of the was any plan so incongruous and absurd as the clever use he made of his knowledge of the ground work of this production. The entrance German language, then a rare accomplishment, of Thunder and Lightning, prologuising to attracted much notice in the literary world, at Bayes' tragedy, unfortunately takes away the a very early period of his life. His Tales of merit of originality from the dialogne between Terror, the drama of the Castle Spectre, and Messieurs the Spirits of Flood and Fell in the the novel of The Monk invested the name of first canto. Then we have the amiable William Lewis with an extraordinary degree of celebof Deloraine, 'a stark moss-trooper,' videlicet, rity.] a happy compound of poacher, sheep-stealer, Page 246, line 297. Hibernian Strangford ! and highwayman. The propriety of his magi- with thine eyes of blue. The reader, who may cal lady's injunction not to read can only be wish for an explanation of this, may refer to equalled by his can lid acknowledgment of his Strangford's Camoëns, p. 127, note to p. 56, or independence of the trammels of spelling, al- to the last page of the Edinburgh Review of though, to use his own elegant phrase, “'t was Strangford's Camoëns. his neck-verse at Harribee,' i. e. the gallows. Line 310. Hayley. (William Hayley (1745– The biography of Gilpin Horner, and the 1820), author of The Triumphs of Temper and marvellous pedestrian page, who travelled twice The Triumph of Music, etc., is chiefly rememas fast as his master's horse, without the aid of bered as the friend and biographer of Cowper. seven-leagued boots, are chefs-d'auvre in the im- - Ye tarts, the pastry cook, like the trunkprovement of taste. For incident we have the maker, is supposed to preside over the limbo invisible, but by no means sparing box on the of defunct 'literature.] ear bestowed on the page, and the entrance of a Line 321. Grahame. Mr. Grahame has knight and charger into the castle, under the poured forth two volumes of cant, under the very natural disguise of a wain of hay. Mar- name of Sabbath Walks, and Biblical Pictures. mion, the hero of the latter romance, is exactly Line 327. Hail, Sympathy! thy soft idea brinys. what William of Deloraine would have been, [Immediately before this line, we find, in the had he been able to read and write. The poem original manuscript, the following, which Lord was manufactured for Messrs. Constable, Mur- Byron good-naturedly consented to omit, at the ray, and Miller, worshipful booksellers, in con- request of Mr. Dallas, who was, no doubt, a sideration of receipt of a sum of money; and friend of the scribbler they refer to:

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