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CONTENTS TO VOLUME II.

CHAPTER I.

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Lord Byron engages in a Literary Controversy with the Rev.

Mr. Bowles respecting the poetic Character of Pope.-

Sheridan's Anecdote of Mr. Whitbread.-Lord Byoyn's

Historical Tragedy of “ Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice.”

_56 The Prophecy of Dante,” 'a Poem.—His Visit to Ra-

venna.—An Occurrence in that City hastens Lord Byron's

departure from thence.--He embarks for Cyprus........ 1

CHAPTER. II.

Lord Byron brings out three dramatic pieces at once:

“ Sardanapalus,”—“The Two Foscari," -and a Mystery,

entitled “ Cain ;" the latter work pirated : and on a mo-

tion to stop the sale, the Lord High Chancellor refuses,

alledging that the work is of an improper tendency. Lord

Byron vindicates his publisher, and takes the blame

wholly on himself.—The Rev. Mr. Styles preaches and

publishes against Lord Byron's Cain and other works.-

He is reminded of Æsop's Fable of the Ass and the

Sick Lion.....................................

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CHAPTER III.

Lord Byron engages in another literacy controversy, with :';;

Mr. Southey, the Poet Laureat.--Mr. Southey attacks ::

Lord B. in his Preface to a Poem, “ The Vision of Judg-

ment.”—Lord B. replies in an Appendix to " Marino

Faliero.”—Mr. Southey rejoins in the Newspapers and", ;

Lord Byron sur-rejoins in a periodical publication, “ The

Liberal.”—Mr. Southey's Poem, “ The Vision of Judge

ment,” and Lord Byron's Parody on it, also called “ The

Vision of Judgment.”—The publisher of the latter indicted

for a Libel, and found guilty.Sentence on him.-A

word to the wise, to Mr. Southey, if he will take it...... 74

CHAPTER IV.

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Lord Byron removes to Pisa.—Meets with friends there.-

Attempts to form (in conjunction with them) a Literary

Society.--Death of Mr. Shelley.- The commencement

of “ The Liberal,” a joint periodical publication of the

Society.-Account of Pisa.--Quarrel and final Separation

between Lord Byron and Mr. Leigh Hunt.—Liberal

opinions not countenanced at Pisa.--Fracas between

Lord Byron and Friends, and some of the Tuscan Military.

-The Blessings of the Holy Alliance.—Lord Byron

removes from Pisa............................... 116

CHAPTER V.

The Congress at Verona, the Holy Alliance, and “ The

Age of Bronze;" or Retaliation.-Mr. Moore's “ Fables

for the Holy Alliance.”—Lord Byron's Tale of the

“ Four Barbers of Bagdat." _“ The Island ; or Chris-

tian and his Comrades:” a Poem. - Werner,” a

Tragedy.-Moore's and Byron's Poems of “ The Loves

of the Angels,” and “ Heaven and Earth,” compared.

-Lord Byron's last work, “ The Deformed Trans-

formed,” a Drama.—Remarks on it.—Lord Byron's

generous Application of the vast Sums of Money re-

ceived for the Copyright of his Works.—Mr. Moore and

Mr. Dallas, and Lord Byron's Impromptu on the latter

Gentleman.—The Lord Chancellor's Injunction con-

: : :sidered. - Public Ingratitude........................ 153

...::::.;E CHAPTER VI..

Singular Qeditrepce that took place at Pisa.-Sketch of the

extraordinary:Wife of the late P. B. Shelley, Esq.—The

finding his Corpse; and the ceremony of burning it on a

pile, after the old Roman fashion, for the purpose of

depositing the ashes in Rome.—Lord Byron's Establish-

ment at Pisa.--His attachment to Monkies and other

animals. - His Regimen.—Pistol-practice.-Duelling.--

The Guiccioli.-Fletcher's bon mot.—The Circle at Pisa.

– The Gambas and Lord Byron driven from Venice and

CHAPTER IX.

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Further Recollections of the Memoirs of Lord Byron, &c.

-Return to England.—“. Childe Harold,” and “ Hints

from Horace.”—Maiden speech in the House of Lords.-

Publication of “ Childe Harold.”—Congratulations from

all quarters.—Billet-deux from Lady L- .- The com-

mencement, progress, and termination of a serio-comic

love-adventure.—Increasing popularity, and its conse-

quences.—Temporary seclusion in the country. Return

to London.-Successive publications of “ The Giaour,"

“ The Bride of Abydos,” and “ The Corsair.”—Cavils

of his enemies at the latter publication refuted by Mr.

Dallas.- Third and last speech in Parliament, and end

of political career.—Elected one of the Committee of

Management of Drury Lane Theatre.-Opinions of the

Drama; Dramatic Writers, ancient and modern ; Actors,

Actresses, and Stage Affairs.-- Kemble, Mrs. Siddons,

Miss O'Neil, Kean, Dowton, &c.-Monk Lewis, and Mr.

Sheridan-Farewell Address. ...................... 251

CHAPTER X.

Further Recollections of the Memoirs of Lord Byron, &c.

-First Meeting of Lord Byron and Miss Millbank.-

Description of that Lady.-Offer of Marriage, first re-

jected, and then accepted.—The Wedding Day fixed.-

The Fortune-Teller's Prediction.— The Wedding Cere-

mony described.—The Wedding Night.--Singular Dream.

-The Honey-moon eclipsed.—Byron refutes the charge

of having married from interested motives.—Distress in

High Life.— Temporary Separation.- Lady Byron, under

parental influence, refuses to return.-Statement of the

causes of Disagreement.-Mrs. C 's insidious Con-

duct and ill-offices. Treacherous acts against Lord

Byron.—Attempt to prove him a Lunatic.- Character

and poetical Genius of Lady Byron, with Specimens of

the latter.- Public outcry against Lord Byron.— His

disinterested behaviour towards Lady Byron.—He again

leaves England, never to return!. ........

return!.................... 275

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