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George Gordon Lord Byron : Sketch from Private Life

'The "Sketch from Private Life" was one of the most bitter and satirical things Byron had ever written [...] Mr. Murray showed the verses to Rogers, Frere, and Stratford Canning. In communicating the result to Byron, he said:-- '"They have all seen and admired the lines; they agree that you have produced nothing better; that satire is your forte; and so in each class as you choose to adopt it [goes on to add readers' suggestions]."'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Stratford Canning      Manuscript: Unknown


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