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Journal Entry: 10 January 1821

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Life of Byron: 1812
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Life of Byron: 1816 (I)
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“January 10th, 1821.

“Day fine—rained only in the morning. Looked over accounts. Read Campbell’s Poets—marked errors of Tom (the author) for cor-
A. D. 1821. LIFE OF LORD BYRON. 405
rection. Dined—went out—music—Tyrolese air, with variations. Sustained the cause of the original simple air against the variations of the Italian school. * * * * * * * *

“Politics somewhat tempestuous, and cloudier daily. To-morrow being foreign post-day, probably something more will be known.

“Came home—read. Corrected Tom Campbell’s slips of the pen. A good work, though—style affected—but his defence of Pope is glorious. To be sure, it is his own cause too,—but no matter, it is very good, and does him great credit.


“I have been turning over different Lives of the Poets. I rarely read their works, unless an occasional flight over the classical ones, Pope, Dryden, Johnson, Gray, and those who approach them nearest (I leave the rant of the rest to the cant of the day), and—I had made several reflections, but I feel sleepy, and may as well go to bed.