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THE

WORKS

ор

L O R D B Y RON:

WITH

HIS LETTERS AND JOURNALS,

AND HIS LIFE,

BY THOMAS MOORE, ESQ.

IN SEVENTEEN VOLUMES,

VOL. VIII.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1833.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The rule of arranging chronologically the poetical productions of Lord Byron is, of necessity, in so far violated in this volume - since it comprises the whole romance of Childe Harold, the composition of which was begun in 1809, and ended in 1818.

The propriety of the course we have on this occasion adopted must, however, be quite obvious. Commenced before, perhaps, the Author's powers had reached their utmost developement, the work was always, at whatever intervals, --some of them considerable, -taken up by him as one which he desired and designed to render complete in itself; the realisation of a plan and conception entirely novel and peculiar, —that of presenting in a continuous stream of verse, the essence of the thoughts and feelings elicited from his individual mind, during a succession of years, and at different stages, con

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