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Lord Byron to John Murray, 4 November 1815

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“November 4th, 1815.

“When you have been enabled to form an opinion on Mr. Coleridge’s MS.* you will oblige me by returning it, as, in fact, I have no authority to let it out of my hands. I think most highly of it, and feel anxious that you should be the publisher; but if you are not, I do not despair of finding those who will.

“I have written to Mr. Leigh Hunt, stating your willingness to treat with him, which, when I saw you, I understood you to be. Terms and time, I leave to his pleasure and your discernment; but this I will say, that I think it the safest thing you ever engaged in. I speak to you as a man of business: were I to talk to you as a reader or a critic, I should say, it was a very wonderful and beautiful performance, with just enough of fault to make its beauties more remarked and remarkable.

And now to the last—my own, which I feel ashamed of after the

* A Tragedy entitled, I think, Zopolia.

A. D. 1815. LIFE OF LORD BYRON. 637
others:—publish or not as you like, I don’t care one damn. If you don’t, no one else shall, and I never thought or dreamed of it, except as one in the collection. If it is worth being in the fourth volume, put it there and nowhere else; and if not, put it in the fire.