Five short courses of reading in English literature by C. T. Winchester

By C. T. Winchester

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I saw it in the public paper. And now since you are going to Newstead I beg if you meet Gray send her a packing as fast as possible, and give my compliments to Mrs. ] I am at present very well, and my foot goes but indifferently. I cannot perceive any alteration. [To Mrs Catherine Gordon Byron] Harrow on the Hill Sunday May st.  My Dear Mother I received your Letter the other day and am happy to hear you are well I hope you will find Newstead in as favourable a state as you can wish. 6 I am sorry to Say 5 Hanson’s brother had been appointed to HMS Brazen; Earl Portsmouth, who also resided with the Hansons, had made the mistake of familiarly pulling the younger lord’s ears after breakfast one day at the lawyer’s house.

The sweets of her society I have already drunk to the last dregs, I hope we shall meet on more affectionate Terms, or meet no more. But why do I say? meet, her temper precludes every idea of happiness, and therefore in future I shall avoid her hospitable mansion, though she has the folly to suppose She is to be Mistress of my house when I come of [age]. ] out of my head, as I supped with a large party. I suppose that Fool Hanson in his vulgar Idiom, by the word Jolly did not mean Fat, but High Spirits, for so far from increasing I have lost one pound in a fortnight as I find by being regularly weighed.

16 The postage of your letters My dear Augusta don’t fall upon me, but if they did it would make no difference, for I am Generally in cash, and should think the trifle I paid for your epistles the best laid out I ever spent in my life. Write Soon. Remember me to Lord Carlisle,17 and believe me I ever am your affectionate Brother and Friend Byron 15 Evidently Byron’s attempt at his mother’s Scottish rhotic r. ’ 17 Frederick Howard, fifth Earl of Carlisle (–), acted as Byron’s guardian because his father had married the daughter of the fourth Lord Byron, and his own wife was a sister of the fifth lord.

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