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Third Edition, with Corrections.
“ He that plays at Bowls, must expect RUBBERS." Old Proverb.
TO WHICH ARE NOW FIRST ADDED,
LETTER TO MR. CAMPBELL,
AS FAR AS REGARDS POETICAL CRITICISM;
ANSWER TO THE WRITER IN THE
AS FAR AS THEY RELATE TO THE SAME SUBJECT.
AN ANSWER TO SOME OBJECTIONS, AND FURTHER
I Trust Lord BYRON will excuse me for having made somewhat free with the singular Motto to his book. It is, “I will play at Bowls with “the Sun and the Moon.”-Old Song !
Ą "certain Family” had been spoken of, in the Quarterly Review, as “ringing changes on NATURE for two " thousand years !" The Critic who professed such ignorance and disdain of external nature, was doubtless sincere!
By a somewhat ludicrous coincidence, it happens that the" arms” of this “family,” spoken of with such contempt, are, literally, a “sun and moon," a Sun, or, and Moon, ARGENT, secundùm ARTEM.
It is, therefore, with this Sun and Moon in Heraldry that Lord BYRON, I have no doubt, plays at“ Bowls!" Not with the Sun and Moon in Nature!!
In return, I have only ventured to take, as an inscription to my shield, his Lordship's motto, with a trifling alteration :
He that plays at“ BOWLs" (with the “ Sun and Moon')