Letter of Lord Byron to John Murray, 23 August 1811

Byron had great respect for Murray's chief literary adviser, William Gifford. However, on this occasion, he was worried that Gifford would not like what he had written so he told Murray not to let Gifford read it.


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/never published/ a few notes, & a short dis=
=sertation on the literature of the modern
Greeks (written at Athens) which will come
in at the end of the volume. — — And
if the present poem should succeed, it is
my intention at some subsequent period to
publish some selections from my first work;—
my Satire, — another nearly the same length, &
a few other things, with the M.S. now in
your hands, in two volumes. — But of
these hereafter, — you will apprise me
of your determination. — I am, Sir, Your

very obedt.

humble servt.


Mr. Murray

&c. &c. &c.