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AN

HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL

MEMOIR

OF

THE LIFE AND WRITINGS

OF

The Right Honourable

LORD BYRON,

WITH

ANECDOTES OF SOME OF HIS CONTEMPOR/ RIES.

“ None

But such as are good men can șive good things,
And that which is not good, is not delicious
To a well governed and wise appetite.”

MILTON.

London:

PROPERTY OF

PUBLISHED BY THOMAS MʻLEAN,

26, HAYMARKET.

1822.

OFYTS LIST

Historical scity

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E 45 •B 99

TO

WILLIAM GIFFORD, ESQ.

SIR,

The intent of this address is neither to pay you a compliment, nor to court your favour. The one you would despise, and of the other the writer has no need. But though praise may be beneath your notice, and personal motives are out of the question ; this inscription conveys an eulogium of substantial value, since it is a call upon you for the application of great talents, and the employment of powerful means, in a cause worthy of your best exertions. Having aready contributed, perhaps

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