Life of Lord Byron, Vol. IV
"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,
"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