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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.

CONTENTS.

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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.

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

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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

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-

well

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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