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Lord Byron to John Murray, 20 February 1813

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“February 20th, 1813.

“In ‘Horace in London,’ I perceive some stanzas on Lord Elgin, in which (waving the kind compliment to myself*) I heartily concur. I

* In the Ode entitled “The Parthenon,” Minerva thus speaks:—

“All who behold my mutilated pile
Shall brand its ravager with classic rage;
And soon a titled bard from Britain’s isle
Thy country’s praise and suffrage shall engage,
And fire with Athens’ wrongs an angry age!”

386 NOTICES OF THE A. D. 1813.
wish I had the pleasure of
Mr. Smith’s acquaintance, as I could communicate the curious anecdote you read in Mr. T.’s letter. If he would like it, he can have the substance for his second edition; if not, I shall add it to our next, though I think we already have enough of Lord Elgin.

“What I have read of this work seems admirably done. My praise, however, is not much worth the author’s having; but you may thank him in my name for his. The idea is new—we have excellent imitations of the Satires, &c. by Pope; but I remember but one imitative Ode in his works, and none any where else. I can hardly suppose that they have lost any fame by the fate of the farce; but even should this be the case, the present publication will again place them on their pinnacle.

“Yours, &c.”