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Lord Byron to Samuel Rogers, 19 June 1814

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“June 19th, 1814.

“I am always obliged to trouble you with my awkwardnesses, and now I have a fresh one. Mr. W.* called on me several times, and I have missed the honour of making his acquaintance, which I regret, but which you, who know my desultory and uncertain habits, will not wonder at, and will, I am sure, attribute to any thing but a wish to offend a person who has shown me much kindness, and possesses character and talents entitled to general respect. My mornings are late, and passed in fencing and boxing, and a variety of most unpoetical exercises, very wholesome, &c. but would be very disagreeable to my friends, whom I am obliged to exclude during their operation. I never go out till the evening, and I have not been fortunate enough to meet Mr. W. at Lord Lansdowne’s or Lord Jersey’s, where I had hoped to pay him my respects.

“I would have written to him, but a few words from you will go further than all the apologetical sesquipedalities I could muster on the

* Mr. Wrangham.

564 NOTICES OF THE A. D. 1814.
occasion. It is only to say that, without intending it, I contrive to behave very ill to every body, and am very sorry for it.

“Ever, dear R., &c.”