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Lord Byron to John Murray, 12 October 1812

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“Cheltenham, Oct. 12, 1812.

“I have a very strong objection to the engraving of the portrait*, and request that it may, on no account, be prefixed; but let all the proofs be burnt, and the plate broken. I will be at the expense which has been incurred; it is but fair that I should, since I cannot permit the publication. I beg, as a particular favour, that you will lose no time in having this done, for which I have reasons that I will state when I see you. Forgive all the trouble I have occasioned you.

“I have received no account of the reception of the Address, but see it is vituperated in the papers, which does not much embarrass an old author. I leave it to your own judgment to add it, or not, to your next edition when required. Pray comply strictly with my wishes as to the engraving, and believe me, &c.

“P.S. Favour me with an answer, as I shall not be easy till I hear that the proofs, &c. are destroyed. I hear that the Satirist has reviewed Childe Harold, in what manner I need not ask; but I wish to know if the old personalities are revived? I have a better reason for

* A miniature by Sanders. Besides this miniature, Sanders hod also painted a full length of his lordship, from which the portrait prefixed to this work is engraved. In reference to the latter picture, Lord Byron says, in a note to Mr. Rogers, “If you think the picture you saw at Murray’s worth your acceptance, it is yours; and you may put a glove or masque on it, if you like.”

380 NOTICES OF THE A. D. 1812.
asking this than any that merely concerns myself; but in publications of that kind, others, particularly female names, are sometimes introduced.”