Lord Byron jugé par les témoins de sa vie. English by Teresa Guiccioli

Lord Byron jugé par les témoins de sa vie. English

By Teresa Guiccioli

  • Release Date: 1873-01-01
  • Genre: Biografías y memorias
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It is a Biographical Book. To speak of the national selfishness of England, and pretend that she only appreciates or rewards with her love and esteem such writers aa flatter her pride or hide her defects from the eyea of foreigners. This may l)e true, generally speaking; but Lord Byron's patriotic feelings wore of a very different cast. The thought to expose to the world at large the faults of his eountrymon, in order to correct them. His patriotism was inflnenced by (be superiority of the noble sentiments which actuated his life. Keeling as he did, that he was, a member of the great human community, and declaring it openly; despising popularity, if it the sacrifleenfa truth which be deemed it naefnl and right to proclaim, nnd thus going againet many of tbc passions, prejudicce, and opinions of hiii cnunttymen, Byron certainly wounded many siiH^ptibilitice; and could wc forget all )jo had to Kiiffer at the hands of the English, we might almost nay ho was too severe in Ilia jiidgmcntB upon them. Notwithstanding, however, it is almost impoMsiblo to travel in England withont meeting everywhere some token of homage paid to the memory of Byron. BcotJand. who looks upon him almost ns a son, is proud to show the several houses wherein he lived when a child, and preserves his name and memory with love and respect. To liave seen him once, is a recollection of which one it) proud. A particular cluirm encircles the places, mountains, rivers, and bridge of Bon, of which he spealuL, lumply because he tuis mcutioned them in his poems. A letter or anything which has belonged to bim ix looked upon as a treasure.