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Lord Byron to John Murray, 24 July 1814

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“July 24th, 1814.

“The minority must, in this case, carry it, so pray let it be so, for I don’t care sixpence for any of the opinions you mention, on such a subject; and P * * must be a dunce to agree with them. For my own part, I have no objection at all; but Mrs. Leigh and my cousin must be better judges of the likeness than others; and they hate it; and so I won’t have it at all.

Mr. Hobhouse is right as for his conclusion; but I deny the premises. The name only is Spanish*; the country is not Spain, but the Morea.

Waverley is the best and most interesting novel I have redde since—I don’t know when. I like it as much as I hate * *, and * *, and * *, and all the feminine trash of the last four months. Besides, it is all easy to me, I have been in Scotland so much (though then young enough too), and feel at home with the people, Lowland and Gael.

“A note will correct what Mr. Hobhouse thinks an error (about the feudal system in Spain);—it is not Spain. If he puts a few words of prose any where, it will set all right.

* Alluding to Lara.

570 NOTICES OF THE A. D. 1814.

“I have been ordered to town to vote. I shall disobey. There is no good in so much prating, since ‘certain issues strokes should arbitrate.’ If you have any thing to say, let me hear from you.

“Yours, &c.”