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Lord Byron to Lord Holland, 27 September 1812

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“September 27th, 1812.

“I have just received your very kind letter, and hope you have met with a second copy corrected and addressed to Holland house, with some omissions and this new couplet,
“As glared each rising flash*, and ghastly shone
The skies with lightnings awful as their own.

* At present, “As glared the volumed blaze.”

368 NOTICES OF THE A. D. 1812.
As to remarks, I can only say I will alter and acquiesce in any thing. With regard to the part which
Whitbread wishes to omit, I believe the Address will go off quicker without it, though, like the agility of the Hottentot, at the expense of its vigour. I leave to your choice entirely the different specimens of stucco-work; and a brick of your own will also much improve my Babylonish turret. I should like Elliston to have it, with your leave. ‘Adorn’ and ‘mourn’ are lawful rhymes in Pope’s Death of the unfortunate LadyGray has ‘forlorn’ and ‘mourn’—and ‘torn’ and ‘mourn’ are in Smollet’s famous Tears of Scotland.

“As there will probably be an outcry amongst the rejected, I hope the Committee will testify (if it be needful) that I sent in nothing to the congress whatever, with or without a name, as your lordship well knows. All I have to do with it is with and through you; and though I, of course, wish to satisfy the audience, I do assure you my first object is to comply with your request, and in so doing to show the sense I have of the many obligations you have conferred upon me.

“Yours ever,