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Life of Lord Byron, Vol. IV

With His Letters and Journals

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Author: Thomas Moore
Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 97,167 / 279 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.1
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 338
Added to site: 2005.08.20
mnybks.net#: 11491
Genre: Biography
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p> "Foligno, April 26. 1817.

"I wrote to you the other day from Florence, inclosing a MS. entitled 'The Lament of Tasso.' It was written in consequence of my having been lately at Ferrara. In the last section of this MS. but one (that is, the penultimate), I think that I have omitted a line in the copy sent to you from Florence, viz. after the line--

"And woo compassion to a blighted name,

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"Sealing the sentence which my foes proclaim.

The context will show you the sense, which is not clear in this quotation. _Remember, I write this in the supposition that you have received my Florentine packet._

"At Florence I remained but a day, having a hurry for Rome, to which I am thus far advanced. However, I went to the two galleries, from which one returns drunk with beauty. The Venus is more for admiration than love; but there are sculpture and painting, which for the first ti

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