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British Monitor (Newspaper) - November 14, 1824, London, Middlesex THE JLATE THE ANTHQALLICAN November CONVERSATIONS OF LORD Continued from last Of his early Lord Byron When I first saw the review of Hours of I was such a rage as I id 1 dined that day with Scrppe three bottles of ibWown but it only boiled the Thai critique was a masterpiece of low wit a tissue of scurrilous I that was rgfeafc denl of vagar trash in for about people for What they could get look ing gift horse in the and stable The severity of the Quar killed poor and Kirke Whrte bull was made of different tougher So far from bullying or deterring me from i was bent on fal sifying their raven and determined to sH6w croak as they that it was not the last time they should hear from fl set to and in good earn aad produced in a year The English and Scotch I had grounds to believe that Jeffrey responsible for whatever appears in the Edinburgh as Giflord is for the as itot the author of that article was not guilty He disowned and though he would not give up the fie said he would convince if I ever came to who the person I have every reason to believe that it was a certain who hated me for something I once said of But there was another reason that influenced more even than my cool re these After lines the would affajnst to suppjrfcss English Revietyersi In the duel scene I tfad unconsciously made part of the ri dicule to The fact that bf the bate fell out fa the and was lost and the se not having a further drew the remaining Shortly after thispublication I went and Moore was so offended by the mention of the leadless that he ad dressed a letter to mein the nature of a chal delivering it to the care of Tbut without acquainting him with the This letter was mislaid at least never forward ed ti But on my return to England in an inquiry was made by Moore if 1 had received such a adding that particular circumstances meaning his or per haps the suppression of my satire had now al tered his and that he wished to recall the and lo be known to me through I was shy this mode of arranging hand presenting a and ano ther held out to shake and felt awkward at the Joss of a letter of such a and the imputations it might have given rise to but after considerable it was at length I returned it to with the seal unbroken and we since been the best friends in the I correspond with no one so regularly aswith o I will show you an ode you have never that 1 consider little inferior to the best which the present prolific age has brought With this he left the almost before the cloth was and relumed with a maga from which he read the followinglines on Sip iohn Moores which perhaps require no 4pology for finding a place Not a druni was not a funeral As his corsa to the ramnarts waa a soldier discharged hia farewell shot Oer the grave where our hero weve We buried him darkly at dead of The soda with our bayonets By the struggling moonbeams misty And the lantern dimly No useless coffin confined his Nor in nor in shroud we But he lay like a warrior talcing his resti With his martial cloak around jV Few and short were the prayers we And we spoke not a word of sorrow But we gazed on the face And we bitterly thought of the We as we heapd his narrow And smoothed doown his lonely That the foe or the stranger would And we far away on the Ml tow Lightly theyll talk of tlje spirit thats And oer his cold hehes upbraid hint But npthing hell if they Jet hitn In the where a But half of our heavy task wife When the clock told the hourpf And we heard by the distant and randrafftijp That the foe was suddenly Slowly and sadly we laid him M From the field of his fame fresh and We carved not a we raisednot a fitfitej But we left him alone with his The feeling with which he admirable 1 shall never he had come to an he repeat and said it was particularly But he lay like a warrior taking With his martial c oak around nit i T tfp I should have said whole for a rough sketch of said Lord Byron Cam have claimed if it had been I alter wards had reason to Ihinfl that the ode was Lord that he at none of his beingmentioned and after he had praised the verses so could not own No other reason can be assigned for his not acknowledging himself the ticularly as he was a great admirer General Of Madame de Stael he No woman had so much as Ma dame deStael hers was a of She took the interest in mv quarrel with Lady or rather Lady Byrons with and had some influeace dame de Stael did do her utmost touring about a reconciliation between She was the best creature in the He used to say there were three great men ruined in one and Napoleon wrote little at and was forced into the search of employment I was soon jaded with the pursuit Women were as they have ever been fated to my Like I have always had a great contempt for women and forniBd this opinion of them not but from my own fatal My tend to exalt the sex and my imagination has always delighted in giving them a beau ideal but 1 only drew them as a painter or a statuary would they should Per haps my prejudices and keeping them at a dis tance contributed to prevent the illusion from altogether being worn out or destroyed as to their celestial They are in an un natural state of TheTurksand Eastern people these matters better than we They lock them and they are much Give a woman a lookingglass and a few and she will be said pretends to have lost money by my and pleads poverty but if he is which is somewhat problematical to pray who is to blame The fault is in his having at the instance of his great during the last so many expensive voyages and which all his in fluence with The Quarterly cannot persuade people to cannot puff into i The Cookery Book which he Jhaa got a lawsuit about has been for a long time his sheet anchor but they say he wili have to the worst of Murray offered of hia a canto for Don and reduced it to on the plea of and complained of my dividingone canto into because I happened to say somethingat the end of the third about havingdone It is true enough that Don Juan has been pirated but whom has he to thank but himself In the first he put too high a price on the copies of the two first cantos that came only printing a quarto I a guineaand a There was a great for anClhis induced the knavish If he had put John Murray on the a instead of the brat into tb6 anel getting who is a and not a father would the ventured to question his paternal rights or who would have ventured to deprive him of fchem The thing was plainly disowned and refused to acknowledge the bantling the natural consequence that others should come forward to adopt John Murray is the most nervous of Gods When Don Juan first came he was so that he made a precipitate retreat into the shut himself and would not open his The fact he prints for too many He is always boring me with pirati cal edition after to prove the amount of hisi own and proof of the ex tent of his own Here is one at that came only I do not pity Because I gave him one of my he want ed to make me believe that had made him a present of two and hinted at some lines in English Bards that were certainly to the But I have altered my consider ably upon that subject as I once hinted to I see no reason why a should not profit by the sweat of his as well as of bis besides I was pOQr and have no idea of aggrandizing boolt I wcs in Switzerland he made tlbis modest request and he entertained against Shelby and if he Prisoner of I got Depend on he did not lose money he was not ruined by that I am accused of ingratitude to a certain It is pretended after His ci I should not have spoken of him dis Those epigrams were written long before my introduction to him which after entirely and unsought lor on my i met him one evening at Co lonel As the party was a small one he could not help observing me and as I made a considerable noise at that and was one of the lions of the he sent Generalto desire 1 would be presented to I would willingly have declined his honour but could not with His request was in the na ture of a He was very for he is the politest man in and paid me some compliments that meant This was all the civility he evtar showed and it dees not burden my conscience Jjs 4bC sjt Sj iV Somebody possessed Madame de Stael with an opinion of my I occasion ally to visit her at Coppet and me to a family and I found the roblsvfull of who had come to stare at at some outlandish beast in One of the ladies and the rest looked as if his Satanic Majesty had been among Madame de Stael took the liberty to read me a lecture before this crowd to which 1 only made her a low 1 knew very few of the Hentsh was veiy civil to me and I have a great res pect for I was forced to return the civilities o 0139 tneir Professors by and an old G to dine with 4 out ti asking
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