The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life - Vol. 1

The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life - Vol. 1

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The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life - Vol. 1

The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life - Vol. 1

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The favourable reception which I ventured to anticipate for the First Volume of this work has been, to the full extent of my expectations, realised ; and I may without scruple thus advert to the success it has met with, being well aware that to the interest of the subject and the materials, not to any merit of the editor, such a result is to be attributed. Among the less agreeable, though not least valid, proofs of this success may be counted the attacks which, from more than one quarter, the Volume has provoked; — attacks angry enough, it must be confessed, but, from their very anger, impotent, and, as containing nothing whatever in the shape either of argument or fact, not entitled, I may be pardoned for saying, to the slightest notice.

Of a very different description, both as regards the respectability of the source from whence it comes, and the mysterious interest involved in its . . .

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