The last canto of Childe Harold's pilgrimage

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E. Lloyd and Son, 1827 - 115 pages
 

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Page x - and Rome have been more recently. The poem also, or the pilgrim, or both, have accompanied me from first to last; and perhaps it may be a pardonable vanity which induces me to reflect with complacency on a composition which in some degree connects me with the spot where it was produced, and
Page vi - difference, and disappointment at finding it unavailing, so far crushed my efforts in the composition, that I determined to abandon it altogether, and have done so. The opinions which have been or may be formed on that subject are now a matter of indifference: the work is to depend
Page vi - I had become weary of drawing a line which every one seemed determined not to perceive: like the Chinese in Goldsmith's Citizen of the World, whom nobody would believe to be a Chinese, it was in vain that I asserted and imagined that I had drawn a distinction between the author and the Pilgrim ; and the very anxiety to preserve
Page x - It has been to me a source of pleasure in the production, and I part with it with a kind of regret which I hardly suspected that events could have left me for imaginary objects.
Page vi - there will be found less of the Pilgrim than in any of the preceding, and that little slightly, if at all, separated from the author speaking in his own person. The fact is,
Page x - It has been our fortune to traverse together, at various periods, the countries of chivalry, history, and fable—Spain, Greece, Asia Minor, and Italy; and what Athens and Constantinople were to us a few years ago,
Page i - If thou regret'st thy youth, why live f The land of honourable death Is here:—up to the field, and give Away thy breath!
Page vi - and the author who has % no resources in his own mind beyond the reputation, transient or permanent, which is to arise from his literary
Page 109 - is one of the prodigies of heroism and misfortune of which our age is
Page 111 - to the house of the deceased, leaving the doors

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