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Record 2131

Reading Experience:

Byron to Annabella Milbanke, 12 February 1814: 'In thanking you for your letter you will allow me to say that there is one sentence I do not understand ... I will copy it ... "How may I have forsaken that - and under the influence of an ardent zeal for Sincerity - is an explanation that cannot benefit either of us - should any disadvantage arise from the original fault it must be only where it is deserved - Let this then suffice for I cannot by total silence acquiesce in that which if supported when it's [sic] delusion is known to myself would become deception." - - - This I believe is word for word from your letter now before me.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Feb 1814
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:George Gordon Lord Byron
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1788
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Agnostic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Annabella Milbanke
Title: [letter]
Genre: letter
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 2131  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: 4
  Page: 55
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1975), 4, p. 55,, accessed: 25 July 2024

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