1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Byron

Anonymous, in Biographical Dictionary of Living Authors (1816) 51.



BYRON (GEORGE GORDON BYRON), LORD, grandson of Admiral John B. born about 1788, succeeded his great uncle in 1798. In 1812 his lordship disposed of Newstead Abbey, the family mansion near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, which he has commemorated in one of his early compositions, for about 150,000. Besides several beautiful pieces in a volume of "Imitations and Translations," published by Mr. Hobhouse, who he accompanied in his travels in Greece and Turkey, his lordship has written: Hours of Idleness, poems and translations, 8vo. 1807. — English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, a satirical poem, 1809. 4th ed. 1811. — Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, a poetical romance, 4to. 1812. 6th ed. 1813. — The Giaour, a Fragment of a Turkish tale, 8vo. 1813. 5th ed. — The Bride of Abydos, a Turkish tale, 4th ed. 1813.