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LETTERS

AND

JOURNALS OF LORD BYRON.

PRINTED BY JULES DIDOT, SENIOR,

PRINTER TO HIS MUESTY, NOO, RUE DU PONT-DE-LD. AND

JOURNALS OF LORD BYRON:

WITH

12 otices of his Life,

BY THOMAS MOORE.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

PARIS:

PUBLISHED BY A. AND W. GALIGNANI,
AT THE ENGLISII, FRENCH, ITALIAN, GERMAN, AND SPANISIL LIBRARY,

NO 18, RUE VIVIENNE.

1851.

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NOTICES

OF THE

LIFE OF LORD BYRON.

The circumstances under which Lord Byron no took leave of England were such as, in the case of an ordinary person, could not be considered otherwise tha disastrous and humiliating. He had, in the course one short year, gone through every variety of domest misery ;-—had seen bis hearth eight or nine times prfaned by the visitations of the law, and been only save from a prison by the privileges of his rank. He ha alienated, as far as they had ever been his, the affectio of his wife; and now, rejected by her, and condemn by the world, was betaking himself to an exile whic had not even the dignity of appearing voluntary, as u excommunicating voice of society seemed to leave hi no other resource. Had he been of that class of unfe ing and self-satisfied natures from whose hard surfa the reproaches of others fall pointless, he might ha found in insensibility a sure refuge against reproac but, on the

contrary, the same sensitiveness that ke him so awake to the applauses of mankind render him, in a still more intense degree, alive to their ce

Even the strange, perverse pleasure which

sure.

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