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Lord Byron to John Murray, 5 August 1814

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“August 5th, 1814.

The Edinburgh Review is arrived—thanks. I enclose Mr. Hobhouse’s letter, from which you will perceive the work you have made. However, I have done: you must send my rhymes to the devil your own way. It seems also that the ‘faithful and spirited likeness’ is another of
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your publications. I wish you joy of it; but it is no likeness—that is the point. Seriously, if I have delayed your journey to Scotland, I am sorry that you carried your complaisance so far; particularly as upon trifles you have a more summary method;—witness the grammar of Hobhouse’s ‘bit of prose,’ which has put him and me into a fever.

Hogg must translate his own words: ‘lifting’ is a quotation from his letter, together with ‘God d—n,’ &c., which I suppose requires no translation.

“I was unaware of the contents of Mr. Moore’s letter; I think your offer very handsome, but of that you and he must judge. If he can get more, you won’t wonder that he should accept it.

“Out with Lara, since it must be. The tome looks pretty enough—on the outside. I shall be in town next week, and in the mean time wish you a pleasant journey.

Yours, &c.”