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Lord Byron to Thomas Moore, 8 July 1814

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“July 8th, 1814.

“I returned to town last night, and had some hopes of seeing you to-day, and would have called,—but I have been (though in exceeding distempered good health) a little head-achy with free living, as it is called, and am now at the freezing point of returning soberness. Of course, I should be sorry that our parallel lines did not deviate into intersection before you return to the country,—after that same nonsuit*, whereof the papers have told us,—but, as you must be much occupied,

* He alludes to an action for piracy brought by Mr. Power (the publisher of my musical works), to the trial of which I had been summoned as a witness.

A. D. 1814. LIFE OF LORD BYRON. 567
I won’t be affronted, should your time and business militate against our meeting.

Rogers and I have almost coalesced into a joint invasion of the public. Whether it will take place or not, I do not yet know, and I am afraid Jacqueline (which is very beautiful) will be in bad company*. But, in this case, the lady will not be the sufferer.

“I am going to the sea, and then to Scotland; and I have been doing nothing,—that is, no good,—and am very truly, &c.”