Letter of Lady Caroline Lamb to John Murray, February 1814

As Lord Byron's publisher and friend, Murray often got letters from Lamb enquiring after her former lover. Her emotional letters begged for details of his whereabouts, relationships and appearance.

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1 + weep daughter [1814]


How you surprise me — write me but one word more —
is it not true that he sent word to you that
he was very angry “weep daughter was cut out
of the other editions — is it not true that
he stood firm to what he had done & took
the blame wholly upon himself — this I
trust is true I hope he is not shabby —
I am sorry he takes it so much to heart —
how has he offended the Hollands —


let me know every thing & be as secure
as you are of yourself that I cannot &
will not ever betray your confidence — Have
I ever? no no no — nor will —
I am indeed grown fearful of naming any
one for fear of blowing up feuds — but in
my head I think some new love — some gloom
of this sort is cause of his grief & not anger —
or sorrow for the attacks you name — Lady