Monday, 22 March 2010

When Byron met Murray...

JM 6
The first time that my ancestor actually met Byron was when Byron and his friend John Cam Hobhouse called; then, while Childe Harold was being prepared for press, Byron would call frequently, and straight from fencing practice with Angelo and gentleman Jackson, and while Murray read passages from the poem with occasional ejaculations.
(good word)
JM 6
of admiration, Byron would say "You think that's a good idea, do you, Murray?" and then he would choose a group of specially attractive books and fence and lunge into them with his walking stick.

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