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NOTE TO MR. MURRAY.
NOTE TO DIR. MURRAY.
NOTE TO MR. MURRAY.
new work. I know they are not out; but it is peri.aps pose Nov. 30, 1813.
sible for your Majesty to command what we cantiot with "Print this at the end of all that is of the ' Bride of Abydos much suing purchase, as yet. I need not say that when you As an errata page.
are able or willing to confer the same favour on me, I shals
be obüged. I would almost fall sick niyself to get at Ma* Omitted, canto 2d, page 47 after line 449,
dame D'Arblay's writings. “ So that those arms cling closer round my neck,
"P.S. You were talking to-day of the American edition Read,
of a certain unquenchable memorial of my younger days. ** Then if my lip once murmur, it mus: be
As it can't be helped now, I own I have some curiosity to No sigh for safety, but a prayer for thee !"
see a copy of Transatlantic typography. This you will perhaps obtain, and one for yourself; but I must beg that you
will not import more, because, seriously, I do wish to have “Tuesday evening, Nov. 30, 1813.
that thing forgotten as much as it has been forgiven. 'For the sake of correctness, particularly in an errata * If you send to the Globe editor, say that I want neither page, the alteration of the couplet I have just sent (half an excuse nor contradiction, but merely a discontinuance of a hour ago) must take place, in spite of delay or cancel ; let most ill-grounded charge. I never was consistent in any me see the proof early to-morrow. I found out murmur touung but my politics; and as my redemption depends on that be a neuter verb, and have been obliged to alter the line so solitary virtue, it is murder to carry away my last anchor." as to make it a substantive, thus
" The deepest murmur of this lip shall be
No sigh for safety, but a prayer for thee!
TO MR. ASHE.* "Dec. 2, 1813.
* 4, Bennet-street, St. James's, Dec. 14, 1813. " When you can let the couplet enclosed be inserted either
SIR, in the page, or in the errata page. I trust it is in time for
“I leave town for a few days to-morrow: on my return, some of the copies. This alteration is in the same part
I will answer your letter more at length. Whatever may the page but one before the last correction sent.
be your situation, I cannot but commend your resolution to "P.S. I am afraid, from all I hear, that people are rather abjure and abandon the publication and composition of works inordinate in their expectations, which is very unlucky, but such as those to which you have alluded. Depend upon il cannot now be helped. This comes of Mr. Perry and one's they amuse few, disgrace both reader and writer
, and benefit wise friends ; but do not you wind your hopes of success to
It will be my wish to assist you, as far as my limited the same pitch, for fear of accidents, and I can assure you
means will admit, to break such a bondage. In your anthat my philosophy will stand the test very fairly; and I have swer, inform me what sum you think would enable you to done every thing to ensure you, at all events
, from positive extricate yourself from the hands of your employers, and 10 loss, whico will be some satisfaction to both.”
regain at least temporary independence, and I shall be glod to contribute my mite towards it. At present I must con• clude. Your name is not unknown to me, and I regret, for
your own sake, that you have ever lent it to the works you "Dec. 3, 1813.
mention. In saying this, I merely repeat your own words * I send you a scratch or two, the which heal. The Chris- in your letter to me, and have no wish whatever to say a r'an Observer is very savage, but certainly well written and sungle syllable that may appear to insult your misfortunes qu.ite uncomfortable at the naughtiness of book and author. If I have, excuse me ; it is unintentional. I rather suspect you won't much ike the present to be more
"Byrox." moral, if it is to share also the usual fate of your virtuous volumes.
[In answer to this letter, Ashe mentioned as the sum ne"Let me see a proof of the six before incorporation."
cessary to extricate him from his difficulties, 1501.—and, some short delay having occurred in the reply to this demand, he, in renewing his suit
, complained, it appears, of neglect.] NOTE TO MR. MURRAY.
* Monday evening, Dec. 6, 1813. "It is all very well, except that the lines are not numbered properly, and a diabolical mistake, page 67 which must be
LETTER CXC. corrected with the pen, if no other way remains; it is the omission of “not' before · disagreeable;' in the note on the amber rosary. This is really horrible, and nearly as bad as the
" Jan. 5, 1814. stumble of mine at the threshold-I mean the misnomer of
SIR, Bride. Pray do not let a copy go without the 'not; it is “When you accuse a stranger of neglect, you forget that nonsense and worse than nonsense as it now stands. I wish it is possible business or absence from London may have the printer was saddled with a vampire.
interfered to delay his answer, as has actually occurred in "P.S. It is still hath instead of have in page 20; never the present instance. But to the point. I am willing to do was any one so misured as I am by your devils of printers. what I can to extricate
from your situation. Your first "P. S. I hope and trust the .not' was inserted in the first scheme I was considering; but your own impatience apo odition. We must have something—any thing to set it pears to have rendered it abortive, if not irretrievable. I right. It is enough to answer for one's own bulls, without will deposite in Mr. Murray's hands (with his consent) tio othor people's."
sum you mentioned, to be advanced for the time ir ten pounds per month.
"P.S. I write in the greatest hurry, which may make LETTER CLXXXVIII.
my letter a little abrupt; but, as I said before, I have no wish
to distress your feelings."
"Dec. 27, 1813. " Lord Holand is laid up with the gout, and would feel also of " Travels through America, and other notorioue libels. He asa
· Author of a publication relating to the Queen, called " The Book: very much obliged if you could obtain, and send as soon as written to Lord Byroo, alleging poverty as his excuse for ine vile ure:
which he bad prostituted his pet., ad ecliclting ihe means of oblaining possible, Madame D'Arblay's (or even Miss Edgeworth’s) |
Sonne houeat employment.
NOTE TO MR. MURRAY.
TO MR. ASHE.
TO MR. MURRAY.
TO MR. GALT.
TO MR. MOORE.
think 'Live and protect better because 'Oh who?' implies a doubt of Roland's power or inclination. I would allow
the—but that point you yourself must determine on--I mean
* Dec. 11, 1813. SYY DEAR GALT,
the doubt as to where to place a part of the Poem, whether
between the actions or no. Only if you wish to have all the •There was no offence—there could be none. * I thought success you deserve, never listen to friends, and—as I am it by no means impossible that we might have hit on some not the least troublesome of the number-least of all to me. thing similar particularly as you are a dramatist, and was
"I hope you will be out soon. March, sir, Marcl., is the anxious to assure you of the truth, viz. that I had not wit- month for the trade, and they must be considered. You ungly seized upon plot, sentiment, or incident; and I am very have written a very noble Poem, and nothing but the Jetestglad that I have not in any respect trenched upon your able taste of the day can do you harm-but I think you will subjects. Something still more singular is, that the first part, beat it. Your measure is uncommonly well chosen and where you have found a coincidence in some events within
wielded." your observations on life, was drawn from observation of mune also; and I meant to have gone on with the story but on second thoughts, I thought myself two centuries at least too late for the subject; which, though admitting of very
LETTER CXCIV. powerful feeling and description, yet is not adapted for this age, at least this country, though the finest works of the
TO MR. MURRAY. Greeks, one of Schiller's and Alfieri's, in modern times,
"Sunday, Jan. 2, 1814 besides several of our old (and best) dramatists, have been
"Excuse this dirty paper—it is the penultimate half-shed grounded on incidents of a similar cast. I therefore altered of a quire. Thanks for your book and the Ln.Chron. which it as you perceive, and, in so doing, have weakened the I return. The Corsair is copied, and now at Lord Holwhole by interrupting the train of thought; and, in composi- land's; but I wish Mr. Gifford to have it to-night. oinn I do not think second thoughts are the best, though second
"Mr. Dallas is very perverse ; so that I have offended both expressions may improve the first ideas.
him and you, when I really meant to do good, at least to one, "I do not know how other men feel towards those they have and certainly not to annoy either.* But I shall manage met abroad, but to me there seems a kind of tie established him, I hope.' I am pretty confident of the Tale itself; bui between all who have met together in a foreign country, as one cannot be sure. If I get it from Lord Holland, it shall if we had met in a state of pre-existence, and were talking be sent. Yours, &c." over a life that has ceased; but I always look forward to renewing my travels, and though you, I think, are now statonary, if I can at all forward your pursuits there as well as
LETTER CXCV. here, I shall be truly glad in the opportunity.
“Ever yours very sincerely, "B. "P.S. I believe I leave .own for a day or two, on Mon
"Jan. 6, 1814. day, but after that I an always at home, and happy to see “I have got a devil of a long story in the press, entitled vou till half past two."
* The Corsair,' in the regular heroic measure. It is a pirate's isle, peopled with my own creatures, and you may easily
suppose they do a world of mischief through the three cantos. LETTER CXCII.
Now for your Dedication—if you will accept it. This is
positively my last experiment on public literary opinion, till "Dec. 22, 1813.
I turn my thirtieth year, if so be I flourish until that down. MY DEAR SIR,
hill period. I have a confidence for you—a perplexing ono "I am, indeed, 'in your debt-and what is still worse, am
to me, and, just at present, in a state of abeyance in itself obliged to follow royal example, she has just apprized his However, we shall see. In the mean time, you may amuse creditors that they must wait till the meeting,) and entreat yourself with my suspense, and put all the justices of the your indulgence for, I hope, a very short time. The nearest relation, and almost the only friend I possess
, has been in peace in requisition, in case I come into your county with
'hack but bent.' London for a week, and leaves it tomorrow, with me, for her own residence. I return immediately; but we meet so
"Seriously, whether I am to hear from her or him, it is a seldom, and are so minuted when we meet at all, that I give up as I can borrow from other people. Any thing is better than
pause, which I shall fill up with as few thoughts of my own all engagements, till norc, without reluctance. On my return) stagnation; and now, in the interregnum of my autumn and I must see you to console myself for my past disappointments. I should feel highly honoured in Mr. B- 's
a strange summer adventure, which I don't like to think
of, (I don't mean * *'s, however, which is laughabie only) permission to make his acquaintance, and there you are in the antithetical state of my lucubrations makes me alive. my debt, for it is a promise of last summer which I still hope and Macbeth can 'sleep no more:-he was lucky in getting to see performed. Yesterday I had a letter from Moore; rid of the drowsy sensation of waking again. you have probably heard from him lately; but if not, you will be glari to learn that he is the same in heart, head, and of Dedication. When do you come out? I am sure we
"Pray write to me. I must send you a copy of the letter health."
don't clash this time, for I am all at sea, and in action-and a wife, and a mistress, &c. &c.
“Thomas, thou art a happy fellow; but if you wish is to LETTER CXCIII.
be so, you must come up to town, as you did last year; and
we shall have a world to say, and to see, and to hear. Let *Jan. 1814.
me hear from you. MY DEAR MERIVALE,
"P.S. Of course you will keep my secret, and don't even 'I have redde Roncesvaux with very great pleasure, and talk in your sleep of it. Happen whai may, your Dedication (if I were so disposed) see very little room for criticism. is ensured, being already written; and I shall copy it out l'here is a choice of two lines in one of the last Cantos,—I fair to-night, in case business or amusement-Amani ailernus
TO MR. LEIGH HUNT.
TO MR. MERIVALE,
** It woull appear that he had written to me something which led me birazpise he was ofiendeo at my observations, and that I had, in consefurtce, dep sated his wrath."- Gale,
• He had made a present of ine cops.right the Corsair to Mr. Dallas which occasioned some embarrassment belween him and M . Muay.
NOTE TO MR. MOORE.
TO MR. MOORE.
TO MR, MURRAY.
NOTE TO MR. MURRAY.
"P. S. Pray report my best acknowledgments to Mr. « Jan. 7. 1814.
Gifford in any words that may best express how truly has * You don't like the Dedication, very well; there is an- kindness obliges me. I won't bore him wiln lip thanks or other: but you will send the other to Mr. Moore, that he holes." may know I had written it. I send also mottos for the cantos. I think you will allow that an elephant may be more sagacious, but cannot be more docile.
"Jan. 13, 1814. “Yours, "BN. "I have but a moment to write, but all is as it should be. «The name is again altered to Medora."*
I have said really far short of my opinion, but if you think enough, I am content. Will you return the proof by the
post, as I leave town on Sunday, and have no other corLETTER CXCVI.
rected copy. I put 'servant,' as being less familiar before
the public; because I don't like presuming upon our friends "Jan. 8, 1814.
ship to infringe upon forms. As to the other word, you may *As it would not be fair to press you into a Dedication, be sure it is one I cannot hear or repeat too ofien. without previous nouce, 1 send you two, and I will tell you
"I write in an agony of haste and confusion.—Perdonate." why two. The first, Mr. Murray, who sometimes takes upon him the critic (and I bear it from astonishment) says, may do harm-God forbid! this alone makes me
* Jan. 15, 1814 the bottom of his objection, as it is the allusion to Ireland to
* Before any proof goes to Mr. Gifford, it may be as well which he objects. But he be dy though a good fellow to revise this, where there are words omitted, faults com enough, (your sinner would not be worth a d-n.)
mitted, and the devil knows what. As to the Dedication, I "Take your choice; no one, save he and Mr. Dallas, has cut out the parenthesis of Mr.* but not another word shall seen either, and D. is quite on my side, and for the first. move unless for a better. Mr. Moore has seen, and die If I can but testify to you and the world how truly I admire cidedly pıeferred, the part your 'Tory bile sickens at. If and esteom you, I shall be quite satisfied. As to prose, I every syllable were a rattlesnake, or every letter a pestidon't know Addison's from Johnson's; but I will try to mend lence, they should not be expunged. Let those who cannot my cacology. Pray perpend, pronounce, and don't be of swallow, chew the expressions on Ireland; or should even fended with either.
Mr. Croker array himself in all his terrors against them, I *My last epistle would probably put you in a fidget. But care for none of you, except Gifford; and he won't abuse me the Devil
, who ought to be civil on such occasions, proved except I deserve it—which will at least reconcile me to his 80, and took my letter to the right place.
justice. As to the poems in Hobhouse's volume. the trans
lation from the Romaic is well enough; but the best of tho " Is it not odd ? the very fate I said she had escaped from other volume (of mine, I mean) have been already printed. * *, she has now undergone from the worthy * *. Like But do as you please-only, as I shall be absent when you Mr. Fitzgerald, shall I not lay claiin to the character of come out, do, pray, let Mr. Dallas and you have a care of · Vates ? as he did in the Morning Herald for prophesying the press.
"Yours, &c.” the fall of Buonaparte, who, by-the-by, I don't think is yet fallen. I wish he would rally and rout your legitimate sovereigns, having a mortal hate to all royal entails. But
["1814, Jan. 16.) I am scrawling a treatise. Good night. Ever, &c.
*I do believe that the Devil never createl or perverted such a fiend as the fool of a printer. I am obliged to enclose
you, luckily for me, this second proof, corrected because there « Jan. 11, 1814.
is an ingenuity in his blunders peculiar lo himsed "Correct this proof by Mr. Gifford's (and from the
press be guided by the present sheet. "Yours, &c. MSS.) particularly as to the pointing. I have added a
Burn the other. section for Gulnare, to fill up the parting, and dismiss her more ceremoniously. If Mr. Gitford or you dislike, 't is have forgotten. There is one mistake he made, which, if it
"Correct this also by the other in some things which I may biit a sponge
, and another midnight better employed than had stood, I would most certainly have broken his neck." in yawning over Miss * *; who, by-the-by, may soon return the compliment. "Wednesday or Thursday.
"Newstead Abbey, Jan. 22, 1814. uons at the bar,) and * * * * « I do not love Madame de Staël, but depend upon it, she time of my return will depend upon the weather, which is so
"You will be glad to hear of my sase arrival here. The beats all your natives hollow as an authoress, in my opinion; impracticable that this letter has to advance through more and I would not say this if I could help it.
snows than ever opposed the emperor's retreat. The roads
are impassable, and return impossible for the present; which • It had been at first Genevra. 1 The first was the one preferred. The other was as follows:- I do not regret, as I am much at my ease, ani six-and-tuenty
" Jan. 7, 1814. complete this day-a very pretty age, if it would always lasi. " My dear Moore, "I had written to you a long letter of dedication, which I suppress, be. Our coals are excellent, our fire-places large, my cellar full
, sause, though it contained something relating to you which every one had and my head empty; and I have not yet recovered my joy deen glad to hear, yet there was too much about politics, and poes, and at leaving London. If any unexpected turn occurred with and nur e vers amusing one'ss-li. It might have been re written-but my purchasers, I helieve I should hardly quit the place at all; to w'• purpose? My praise codu aJd nothing to your wellicarned and but shut nay door, and let my beard grow. drmy-estal lished farce; and with my most hearty admiration of your talents, and delight in your conversatinn, you are already acquainted. In "I forgot to mention (and I hope it is unnecessary) that a:ling myself of your friendly permiesion to inscribe this Poem to you, I can only wish the offering were as worthy your acceptance as your re
• He had, at first, after the words "Scott alone," inserted, in paran "Yours, most affectionately and faithfully, thesis,-" He will excuse the Mr. We do not say Mr Casar.in
.BYKON." See Poemas, p. 183
NOTE TO MR. MURRAY.
XOTE TO MR. MURRAY.
TO MR. MURRAY.
Ord is dear to
the lines beginning-Ronember him, * &c. must not appear by a wish to put them to their combined uses, except in let. with the Corsair. You may slip them in with the smaller ters of business. My rhyming propensity is quite gone, and preces newly annexed to Childe Harold; but on no account I feel much as I did at Patras on recovering from my fover permit them to be appended to the Corsair. Have the weak, but in health, and only afraid of a relapse. I do goodness to recollect this particularly.
most fervently hope I never shall. * The books I have brought with me are a great consola- "I see by the Morning Chronicle there hath been distion for the confinement, and I bought more as we came cussion in the Courier; and I read in the Morning Post a along. In short, I never consult the thermometer, and shall wrathful letter about Mr. Moore, in which some Protestant not put up prayers for a thorąunless I thought it would Reader has made a sad confusion about India and Ireland. sweep away the rascally invaders of France. Was ever "You are to do as you please about the smaller poer as such a thing as Blucher's proclamation?
but I think removing them now from the Corsair looks like Just before I left town, Kemble paid me the compliment fear; and if so, you must allow me not to be pleased. I of desiring me to write a tragedy; I wish I could, but I find should also suppose thay, after the fuss of these newspaper my scribbling mood subsiding-not before it was time; but esquires, they would materially assist the circulation of the it is lucky to check it at all. If I lengthen my letter you will Corsair; an object I should imagine at present of more imthink it is coming on again; so, good bye.
portance to yourself than Childe Harold's seventh appear
** Yours alway, "B. ance. Do as you like; but don't allow the withdrawing that "P. S. If you hear any news of battle or retreat on the poem to draw any imputation of dismay upon me.* part of the Allies, (as they call them.) pray send it. He “Pray make my respects to Mr. Ward, whose praise I bas my best wishes to manure the fields of France with an value most highly, as you well know; it is in the approbation warding army. I hate invaders of all countries, and have of such men that fame becomes worth having. To Mr. 00 patience with the cowardly cry of exultation over him, Gifford I am always grateful
, and surely not less so now at whose name you all turned whiter than the snow to than ever. And so good night to my authorship. which you are indebted for your triumphs.
"I have been sauntering and dozing here very quietly "I open my letter to thank you for yours just received. and not unhappily. You will be happy to hear that I have The 'Lines to a Lady Weeping' must go with the Corsair. completely established my title deeds as marketable, and I care nothing for consequence on this point. My politics that the purchaser has succumbed to the terms, and fulfils are to me like a young mistress to an old man—the worse them, or is to fulfil them forthwith. He is now here, and wo they grow, the fonder I become of them. As Mr. Gifford go on very amicably together-one in each wing of the likes the Portuguese Translation't pray insert it as an ad- Abbey. We set off on Sunday—I for town, he for Cher dition to the Corsair.
shire. * In all points of difference between Mr. Gifford and Mr. “Mrs. Leigh is with me--much pleased with the place, Dallas, let the first keep his place; and in all points of dif- and less so with me for parting with it, to which not even the ference between Mr. Gifford and Mr. Anybody-else, I shall price can reconcile her. Your parcel has not yet arrived, abide by the former; if I am wrong, I can't help it. But I at least the Mags. &c.; but I have received Childe Harold would rather not be right with any other person. So there and the Corsair. I believe both are very correctly printod, is an end of that matter. After all the trouble he has taken which is a great satisfaction. about me and mine, I should be very ungrateful to feel or “I thank you for wishing me in town; but I think one's act otherwise. Besides, in point of judgment, he is not to success is most felt at a distance, and I enjoy my solitary be lowered by a comparison. In politics, he may be right self-importance in an agreeably sulky way of my own, upon 200; but that with me is a feeling, and I can't torify my na- the strength of your letter—for which I once more thank you tere.
and am, very truly, &c.
"P.S. Don't you think Buonaparte's next publication will
be rather expensive to the Allies? Perry's Paris letter of LETTER CXCIX.
yesterday looks very reviving. What a Hydra and Briareus it is! I wish they would pacify: there is no end to this
campaigning." "Newstead Abbey, Feb. 4 1814. "I need not say that your obliging letter was very welcome, and not the less so for being unexpected.
LETTER CC. "It doubtless gratifies me much that our finale has pleased, and that the curtain drops gracefully. I You deserve it should, for your promptitude and good nature in arranging
"Newstead Abbey, Feb. 5, 1814. mmediately with Mr. Dallas; and I can assure you that I "I quite forgor, in my answer of yesterday, to mention that esteem your entering so warmly into the subject, and writing I have no means of ascertaining whether the Newark Pirate to me so soon upon it
, as a personal obligation. We shall has been doing what you say.† If so, he is a rascal, and a now part, I hope, satisfied with each other. I was and am shabby rascal too; and if his offence is punishable by law or quite in earnest in my prefatory promise not to intrude any pugilism, he shall be fined or buffeted. Do you try and disa more; and this not from any affectation, but a thorough con- cover, and I will make some inquiry here. Perhaps some viction that it is the best policy, and is at least respectful to other in town may have gone on printing, and used the same my readers, as it shows that I would not willingly run the deception. risk of forfeiting their favour in future. Besides, I have “ The fac-simile is omitted in Childe Harold, which is other views and objects, and think that I shall keep this reso very awkward, as there is a note expressly on the subject. lution; for, since I left London, though shut up, snow-bound, Pray replace it as usual. terms-bound, and tempted with all kinds of paper, the dirtiest * On second and third thoughts, the withdrawing the small of ink, and the bluntest of pens, I have not even been haurted poems from the Corsair (even to add to Childe Haroll)
looks like shrinking and shuffling, after the fuss made upon • See Poerox, p. 191.
one of them by the Tories. Pray replaco them in the His translation of the pretty Portuguese song, " Tu mi chamas." Corsair's appendix. I am sorry that Childe Harold requiros ks, perhaps, tull more happy, and has never, I believe, appeared in print. some and such abetments to make him move off: but, ** You call me acill your life-ah! change the word
you remember, I told you his popularity would not be Life is as transient as it inconstant sigh; Sar, rather, I'm your soul, more just that name,
permanent. It is very lucky for the author that lie had Por, like the soul, my love can never die."'-Moore. It will be recollected that he had announced the Coreair as "the last • He alludes to lines beginning “ Weep, daughter of a royal nne." production with which lie should trespass on public patience for some Poems, p. 192. Years,"
1 Keprinting the “ Hours of Lukences.
TO MR. MURRAY.
TO MR. MURRAY.
NOTE TO MR. MURRAY.
made up his mind to a temporary reputation in time. The pleasanty. You can have no concej tion of the uproar the Inith is, I do not think thai any of the present day (and eight lines on the little Royalty's weeping in 1812 (now rekeast of all, one who has not consulted the flattering side of published) have occasioned. The Regent, who had always hunan nature) have much to hope from posterity; and you thought them yours, chose-God knows why-on discovermay think it affectation very probably, but to me, my presenting them to be mine, to be affected 'in sorrow rather than and past succoss has appeared very singular, since it was anger.' The Morning Post, Sun, Herald, Courier, have all in the teeth of so many prejudices. I almost think people been in hysterics ever since. Murray is in a fright, and like to be contradicted. If Childe Harold Mags, it will hardly wanted to shuffle-and the abuse against me in all directions be worth while to go on with the engravings: but do as you is vehement, unceasing, loud some of it good, and all of it please; I have done with the whole concern; and the en- hearty. I feel a little compunctious as to the Regent's rew closed lines written years ago, and copied from my skullcap, gret; would he had been only angry! but I fear him not.' are among the last with which you will be troubled. If you "Some of these same assailments you have probably seen. like, add them to Childe Harold, if only for the sake of My person (which is excellent for the nonce') has been de another outcry. You received so long an answer yesterday, nounced in verses, the more like the subject, inasmuch as that I will not intrude on you further than to repeat myself
, they halt exceedingly. Then, in another, I am an atheist "Yours, &c.
a rebelmand at last, the devil, (boiteur, I presume.) My "P.S. Of course, in reprinting (if you have occasion) demonism seems to be a female's conjecuire: if so, perhaps you will take great care to be correct. The present editions I could convince her that I am but a mere mortal,—if a seem very much so, except in the last note of Childe Harold, queen of the Amazons may be believed, who says aplotov where the word responsible occurs twice, nearly together; xodos ospe. I quote from memory, so my Greek is procorrect the second into answerable."
bably deficient; but the passage meant to mear
, a dilemına, and Newark, Feb. 6, 1814. the vulgar, a scrape; and my friends desire me not to be in "I am thus far on my way to town. Master Ridge* 1 a passion, and like Sir Fretful, I assure them that I am have seen, and he owns to having reprinted some sheets
, to‘quite calm,'—but I am nevertheless in a fury. make up a few complete remaining copies! I have now "Since I wrote thus far, a friend has come in, and we have given him fair warning, and if he plays such tricks again, I been talking and buffooning, till I have quite lost the thread must either get an injunction, or call for an account of profits, of my thoughts ; and, as I won't send them unstrung to you, (as I never have parted with the copyright) or, in short, good morning, and
"Believe me ever, &c. any thing vexatious to repay him in his own way. If the
"P. S. Murray, during my absence, omitted the Tears in weather does not relapse, I hope to be in town in a day or several of the copies. I have made him replace them, and
"Yours, &c. am very wroth with his qualms ;-as the wine is poured
out, let it be drunk to the dregs.'"
XOTE TO MR. MURRAY.
« Feb, 10, 1814. * 1 see all the papers in a sad commotion with those eight "I am much better, and indeed quite well this mornlines ;t and the Morning Post, in particular, has found out ing. I have received two, but I presume there are moro that I am a sort of Richard III.-deformed in mind and of the Ana, subsequently, and also something previous. body. The last piece of information is not very new to a to which the Morning Chronicle replied. You also man who passed five years at a public school.
mentioned a parody on the Skull. I wish to see them "I am very sorry you cut out those lines for Childe all, because there may be things that require notice Harold. Pray reinsert them in their old place in 'The either by pen or person. Corsair.'”
"Yours, &c. “ You need not trouble yourself to answer this; but
send me the things when you get them." LETTER CCI.
MURRAY. "Feb. 28, 1814.
"Feb. 12, 1814. • There is a youngster--and a clever one, named Rey
"If you have copies of the 'Intercepted Letters * Lady wolds who has just published a poem called “Safie, published Holland would be glad of a volume, and when you have by Cawthorne. He is in the most natural and fearful ap
served cthers, have the goodness to think of your humprehension of the Reviewers and as you and I both know ble servant. by experience the effect of such things upon a young mind,
“ You have played the devil by that injudicious supe I wish you would take his production into dissection and do pression, which you did totally without my consent. it gently. I cannot, because it is inscribed to me; but I Some of the papers have exactly said what might be assure you this is not my motive for wishing him to be ten- expected. Now I do not, and will not be supposed un derly entreated, but because I know the misery, at his time shrink, although myself and every thing belonging to me of life, of untoward remarks upon first
were to perish with my memory. "Now for self. Pray thank your cousin—it is just as it
"BN. should be, to my liking, and probably more thar: will suit any
“P. S. Pray attend to what I stated yesterday o. ono else's. I hope and trust that you are well and well technical topics." duing. Peace be with you. Ever yours, my dear friend."
NOTE TO MP
TO MR. HODGSON.
Feb. 9, 1814 "Feb. 10, 1814.
« MY DEAR SIR. "I arrived in town late yesterday evening, having been
“I have been show-bound and thaw-swamped (two absent three weeks, which I passed in Notis. quiety and compound epithets for you) in the 'valley of the shadow
TO MR. MOORE.
• The priocer a Newark
t' To a Lady Weeping."