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Lord Byron to John M. B. Pigot, 13 January 1807

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“Southwell, Jan. 13, 1807.

“I ought to begin with sundry apologies, for my own negligence, but the variety of my avocations in prose and verse must plead my excuse.

* His valet, Frank.

84 NOTICES OF THE A. D. 1807.
With this epistle you will receive a volume of all my
Juvenilia published since your departure: it is of considerably greater size than the copy in your possession, which I beg you will destroy, as the present is much more complete. That unlucky poem to my poor Mary* has been the cause of some animadversion from ladies in years. I have not printed it in this collection, in consequence of my being pronounced a most profligate sinner, in short, a ‘young Moore,’ by ——, your * * * friend. I believe in general they have been favourably received, and surely the age of their author will preclude severe criticism. The adventures of my life from sixteen to nineteen, and the dissipation into which I have been thrown in London, have given a voluptuous tint to my ideas; but the occasions which called forth my muse could hardly admit any other colouring. This volume is vastly correct and miraculously chaste. Apropos, talking of love, * * * * * * *

“If you can find leisure to answer this farrago of unconnected nonsense, you need not doubt what gratification will accrue from your reply to yours ever, &c”