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CHAPTER I.

CHAPTER V.

1788--1798.

1807-1808.

The Byron Family. - Newstead. - Birth of Cambridge.- Memoranda of Readings. - De-

the Poet. - London. - Aberdeen. — Death tached Poems. —“ The Newstead Oak.”.

of his Father.—Lachin-y-gair.—Mary Duff. “ Verses to my Son."—

Prayer of Nature.”-

Succession to the Title. - Removal to The Rochdale Cause. - Visit to Southwell.

Newstead

Page 1 - Death of Eddleston. — College Anecdotes.

- Correspondence. - Success of the Poems.

CHAPTER II.

- Review of Wordsworth.- Dissipations of

London and Cambridge. Projected Tour

1798-1801.

to the Highlands.—Commencement of “ Bos-

Newstead. — Guardianship of Lord Carlisle. -

worth Field," an Epic

Page 46

Character of the late Lord Byron.—Empiric

at Nottingham. – Mrs. Byron's Pension. —

CHAPTER VI.

Removal to London. - Dr. Baillie. - Dul-

1808.

wich.– Dr. Glennie. - Traits of Character.

– Margaret Parker. -“ First Dash into

Cambridge. — Acquaintance with Mr. Dallas.

Poetry"

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– Early Scepticism. — Anecdotes of Charles

Skinner Matthews. Correspondence with

Mr. Dallas - Mr. Henry Drury — and Mr.

CHAPTER III.

Harness, Anecdotes

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1801-1805.

Harrow,- Anecdotes of School Life.- Boyish

CHAPTER VII.

Friendships. — Peel. — George Sinclair. –

1808.

Clayton. - Lord Clare. – Wildman. — Wil-

liam Harness. — Early Correspondence.

Cambridge. — Edinburgh Review on “ Hours

of Idleness.” — Its Effect. – Dissipations of

Harrow Church Yard. – Byron's Tomb.

London, Cambridge, and Brighton.— Pugil-

Summer Holidays. — Bath. – Nottingham

ism. — Residence at Newstead Abbey. –

and Annesley. — Miss Chaworth. · South-

Correspondence. — Project of visiting India.

well

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Supposed Resemblance between Rousseau

and Byron. — Boatswain's Monument.— Joe

CHAPTER IV.

Murray. — Anecdotes. Commencement of

English Bards and Scotch Reviewers.".

1805-1807.

Lord Byron's Majority

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Trinity College, Cambridge.- College Friend-

ships.-- Visit to Southwell. --- The Pigots.

CHAPTER VIII.

Family Quarrel.- Volume of Poems in the

Press. - Visit to Harrowgate.

Southwell

1809.

Private Theatricals. - Publication of the Newstead. - Conduct of Lord Carlisle. — Pro-

Poems suppressed. — Traits of Character and gress of the Satire. — Death of Lord Falk-

Disposition. - Publication of « Hours of land. — Byron takes his Seat in the House

Idleness.” — Habits and Mode of Life

30 of Lords. - Publication of “ English Bards

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CHAPTER XI.

CHAPTER XV.

1811.

1812.

Effect of Travel and Adventure on the general

Character of Lord Byron. - Pecuniary Em | Colonel Greville and the Argyle Institution. -
barrassments. False Judgments of Authors Anecdotes. — Sensitiveness of the Poet on the
respecting their own Productions. - Passages Subject of his Satire. Suppression of the
from the Paraphrase on Horace. Prepara- New Edition of English Bards, &c., of the
tions for the Publication of Childe Harold. Curse of Minerva, and of the Hints from
- Acquaintance with Mr. Murray · 117 Horace. Parliamentary Anecdotes.

Fashionable Life.- Presentation to the Prince

CHAPTER XII.

Regent. — Letter to Sir Walter Scott thereon.

· Visits to Middleton and to Bowood.

1811.

Lord Erskine. — Cheek Chester. ~ Chelten-

Newstead. Death of the Poet's Mother. ham. - Address on the Opening of the new

Her Character. Influence of her Conduct Theatre Royal, Drury-lane. - Mr. Betty,

and Temper on her Son.-- Death of his friend the Actor. Anecdotes. — Correspondence.

Wingfield-And of Charles Skinner Matthews,

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