LORD  BYRON  and  his  TIMES
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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Lord Byron to Samuel Rogers, 16 February 1814

Vol. I Contents
Chapter I. 1803-1805.
Chapter II. 1805-1809.
Chapter III. 1810-1812.
Chapter IV. 1813-1814.
Chapter V. 1814-1815.
Chapter VI. 1815-1816.
Chapter VII. 1816-1818.
Chapter VIII. 1818-19.
Chapter IX. 1820-1821.
Chapter X. 1822-24.
Chapter XI. 1825-1827.
Vol. II Contents
Chapter I. 1828-1830.
Chapter II. 1831-34.
Chapter III. 1834-1837.
Chapter IV. 1838-41.
Chapter V. 1842-44.
Chapter VI. 1845-46.
Chapter VII. 1847-50.
Chapter VIII. 1850
Chapter IX. 1851.
Chapter X. 1852-55.
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‘February 16th, 1814.

‘My dear Rogers,—If Lord Holland is satisfied, as far as regards himself and Lady Holland, and as this letter expresses him to be, it is enough.

‘As for any impression the public may receive from the revival of the lines on Lord Carlisle, let them keep it—the more favourable for him, and the worse for me the better for all.

‘All the sayings and doings in the world shall not make me utter another word of conciliation to anything that breathes. I shall bear what I can, and what I cannot I shall resist. The worst they could do would be to exclude me from society. I have never courted it, nor, I may add, in the general sense of the word, enjoyed it—and “there is a world elsewhere.”

‘Anything remarkably injurious I have the same means of repaying as other men, with such interest as circumstances may annex to it.

‘Nothing but the necessity of adhering to regimen prevents me from dining with you to-morrow.

‘I ever am yours most truly,