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My Recollections of Lord Byron   By: (1800-1873)

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Lord Byron jugé par les témoins de sa Vie.

MY RECOLLECTIONS

OF

LORD BYRON;

AND

THOSE OF EYE WITNESSES OF HIS LIFE.

"The long promised work of the COUNTESS GUICCIOLI."

Athenæum.

NEW YORK :

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE.

1869.

ADVERTISEMENT BY THE ENGLISH PUBLISHER.

The Publisher of this Translation feels authorized to state, that it is the production of the celebrated COUNTESS GUICCIOLI.

RICHARD BENTLEY.

TO

THE AUTHOR OF THIS WORK,

THE

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

IS

Respectfully Dedicated

BY

HUBERT E.H. JERNINGHAM.

CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTORY SKETCH OF LORD BYRON Page 9

CHAPTER I. LORD BYRON AND M. DE LAMARTINE 43

CHAPTER II. PORTRAIT OF LORD BYRON 58

CHAPTER III. FRENCH PORTRAIT OF LORD BYRON 70

CHAPTER IV. HIS RELIGIOUS OPINIONS 106

CHAPTER V. HIS CHILDHOOD AND HIS YOUTH 174

CHAPTER VI. HIS FRIENDSHIPS 201

CHAPTER VII. LORD BYRON CONSIDERED AS A FATHER, AS A BROTHER, AND AS A SON HIS GOODNESS SHOWN BY THE STRENGTH OF HIS INSTINCTIVE AFFECTIONS 232

CHAPTER VIII. QUALITIES OF LORD BYRON'S HEART 245

CHAPTER IX. HIS BENEVOLENCE AND KINDNESS 284

CHAPTER X. LORD BYRON'S QUALITIES AND VIRTUES OF SOUL 305

CHAPTER XI. LORD BYRON'S CONSTANCY 347

CHAPTER XII. HIS COURAGE AND FORTITUDE 361

CHAPTER XIII. HIS MODESTY 372

CHAPTER XIV. VIRTUES OF HIS SOUL 381

CHAPTER XV. HIS GENEROSITY ELEVATED INTO HEROISM 396

CHAPTER XVI. HIS FAULTS 414

CHAPTER XVII. HIS IRRITABILITY 427

CHAPTER XVIII. HIS MOBILITY 450

CHAPTER XIX. HIS MISANTHROPY AND SOCIABILITY 457

CHAPTER XX. HIS PRIDE 484

CHAPTER XXI. HIS VANITY 488

CHAPTER XXII. LORD BYRON'S MARRIAGE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES 504

CHAPTER XXIII. HIS GAYETY AND MELANCHOLY 545

CHAPTER XXIV. HIS MELANCHOLY 563

CHAPTER XXV. ATTRACTION OF TRUTH FOR; OR, CONSCIENCE THE CHIEF QUALITY OF HIS SOUL 631

SEMI BIOGRAPHY OF BYRON IN MR. DISRAELI'S "VENETIA" 656

MY RECOLLECTIONS, ETC.

INTRODUCTION.

"To know another man well, especially if he be a noted and illustrious character, is a great thing not to be despised." SAINTE BEUVE.

Many years ago a celebrated writer, in speaking of Lord Byron, who had then been dead some years, said that so much had already been written upon him that the subject had almost become commonplace, but was far from being exhausted. This truth, indisputable when applied to Byron's genius, his works, and to his intellect, was then and still is equally positive when referring to his moral qualities. A subject as well as an object may become commonplace by the quantity, but nevertheless remain new and rare, owing to its quality. A subject can not be exhausted before it has been seen under every one of its various aspects, and appreciated in all its points. If much has been said of Lord Byron, has his truly noble character been fairly brought to light? Has he not, on the contrary, been judged rather as the author than the man, and have not the imaginary creations of his powerful mind been too much identified with reality? In the best biographies of his life do we not meet with many gaps which have to be filled up nay, worse, gaps filled up with errors which have to be eradicated to make room for the truth? The object of this work is precisely to do away with these errors and to replace them by facts, and to dispel the shadows which fancy has raised around his name... Continue reading book >>




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