Title: Lord Byron, “To Mr Moore, 24 December 1816,” Works of Lord Byron, 320

Creator: Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron 1788-1824.

Date: 1816

Bibliographic Citation: Byron, George Gordon Noel. “To Mr. [Thomas] Moore, 24 December 1816.” Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 3. Ed. Thomas Moore. London: John Murray, 1832. 315-21.

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Notes: In this letter from Venice, Byron closes by mentioning the Edinburgh Review’s “cut up” of Coleridge’s “Christabel” in the September issue. Byron defends his praise of the poem on two counts: a true appreciation of the work and an effort to lend aid to a fellow writer in “great distress”: I hear that the E. R. has cut up Coleridge’s Christabel, and declared against me for praising it. I praised it, firstly, because I thought well of it; secondly, because Coleridge was in great distress, and, after doing what little I could for him in essentials, I thought that public avowal of my good opinion might help him further, at least with the booksellers. (320)

Language: English

Subject: Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron 1788-1824 — Correspondence

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: Interactions of Script and Print in the Nineteenth Century

Exhibition Theme: Circulating in Manuscript

Call Number: PR4351 M5 1832 v.3

Image Identifier: PR4351_M5_1832_v.3_p320-321