Notes - Correspondence Archive

1. This transcript appears with the permission of the Trustees of the British Library, who retain all rights of reproduction and copyright.

2. George Gordon, Lord Byron, The Bride of Abydos, A Turksh Tale. London: John Murray, 1813, reviewed by George Ellis in #274.

3. Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, scene 2:

Juliet: Come, cords, come, nurse; I'll to my wedding-bed;
          And death, not Romeo, take my maidenhead!

Mathew Gregory Lewis (1775-1818), author, known as "Monk Lewis" for his Gothic novel, The Monk (1796).

4. Anne Louise Germaine Necker, Baroness of Staël (1766-1817), known as Madame de Staël, whose De l'Allemagne. London: John Murray, 1813, was reviewed by Reginald Heber in #275.

5. For Sir Walter Scott's tangled relations in 1813 with the Edinburgh publishing house, John Ballantyne and Company, see Edgar Johnson, Sir Walter Scott, The Great Unknown (London: Macmillan, 1970), I, 413 ff.

6. Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IV, 503:

Aside the Devil turnd
For envie, yet with jealous leer maligne
Ey'd them askance