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Lord Byron to Thomas Moore, 10 January 1815

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“Halnaby. Darlington, January 10th, 1815.

“I was married this day week. The parson has pronounced it—Perry has announced it—and the Morning Post, also, under the head of ‘Lord Byron’s Marriage’—as if it were a fabrication, or the puff-direct of a new stay-maker.

“Now for thine affairs. I have redde thee upon the Fathers, and it is excellent well. Positively, you must not leave off reviewing. You shine in it—you kill in it; and this article has been taken for Sydney Smith’s (as I heard in town), which proves not only your proficiency in parsonology, but that you have all the airs of a veteran critic at your first onset. So, prithee, go on and prosper.

Scott’sLord of the Isles’ is out—‘the mail-coach copy’ I have, by special licence of Murray.

* * * * * *

“Now is your time;—you will come upon them newly and freshly. It is impossible to read what you have lately done (verse or prose) without seeing that you have trained on tenfold. * * has floundered; * * has foundered. I have tired the rascals (i. e. the public) with my Harrys and Larrys, Pilgrims and Pirates. Nobody but S * * * * y has done any thing worth a slice of bookseller’s pudding; and he has not luck enough to be found out in doing a good thing. Now, Tom, is thy time—‘Oh joyful day!—I would not take a knighthood for thy fortune.’ Let me hear from you soon, and believe me ever, &c.

“P.S. Lady Byron is vastly well. How are Mrs. Moore and Joe Atkinson’s ‘Graces?’ We must present our women to one another.”