Letter of Lord Byron to Lady Caroline Lamb, 29 April 1813

Byron wrote frankly to Lamb when he decided their relationship must end. This broke Lamb's heart and she threatened revenge. However, he had firmly and decisively made his mind up.


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To Caroline Lamb

Taken from B to Ldy Melbourne Collection
published in 2 vol Melbourne - JM letters


4. Bennet Street
April 29th 1813 —

If you still persist in your intention
of meeting me in opposition to the
wishes of your own friends & of mine —
it must even be so — I regret it & ac=
=quiesce with reluctance. — — — I am
not ignorant of the very extraordinary
language you have held not only to
me but others — & your avowal of
your determination to obtain what
you are pleased to call “revenge” —
nor have I now to learn that an in=
=censed woman is a dangerous enemy. —
Undoubtedly those against whom we can