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Lord Byron to Thomas Moore, 14 December 1814

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“December 14, 1814.

“I will send the pattern to-morrow, and since you don’t go to our friend (‘of the keeping part of the town’) this evening, I shall e’en sulk at home over a solitary potation. My self-opinion rises much by your eulogy of my social qualities. As my friend Scrope is pleased to say, I

* In a small book which I have in my possession, containing a sort of chronological History of the Ring, I find the name of Lord Byron, more than once, recorded among the “backers.”

598 NOTICES OF THE A. D. 1814.
believe I am very well for a ‘holiday drinker.’ Where the devil are you? with
Woolridge*, I conjecture—for which you deserve another abscess. Hoping that the American war will last for many years, and that all the prizes may be registered at Bermoothes, believe me, &c.

“P.S. I have just been composing an epistle to the archbishop for an especial licence. Oons! it looks serious. Murray is impatient to see you, and would call, if you will give him audience. Your new coat!—I wonder you like the colour, and don’t go about, like Dives, in purple.”