Life of Lord Byron, With His Letters And Journals, Vol. 5

Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,340 / 294 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.7
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,133
Added to site: 2005.08.28
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o England; but I shall return with the same feelings with which I left it, in respect to itself, though altered with regard to individuals, as I have been more or less informed of their conduct since my departure; for it was only a considerable time after it that I was made acquainted with the real facts and full extent of some of their proceedings and language. My friends, like other friends, from conciliatory motives, withheld from me much that they could, and some things which they should have unfolded; however, that which is deferred is not lost--but it has been no fault of mine that it has been deferred at all.

"I have alluded to what is said to have passed at Rome merely to show that the sentiment which I have described was not confined to the English in England, and as forming part of my answer to the reproach cast upon what has been called my 'selfish exile,' and my 'voluntary exile.' 'Voluntary' it has been; for wh

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