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TRIED AS THOU WERT-EVEN FROM THINE EARLIEST YEARS, WHEN WANDERING, YET UNSPOILT, A HIGHLAND BOY

TRIED AS THOU WERT, AND WITH THY SOUL OF FLAME;
PLEASURE, WHILE YET THE DOWN WAS ON THY CHEEK,
UPLIFTING, PRESSING, AND TO LIPS LIKE THINE,
HER CHARMED CUP - AH, WHO AMONGST US ALL

COULD SAY HE HAD NOT ERR'D AS MUCH, AND MORE?”

ROGERS.

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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.

Review of Wordsworth.- Dissipations of

CHAPTER II.

London and Cambridge. — Projected Tour

1798-1801.

to the Highlands.—Commencement of “ Bos-

Newstead. — Guardianship of Lord Carlisle. -

worth Field,” an Epic

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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

CHAPTER III.

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

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.

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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 Emo 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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