1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Taylor Esq.

Lord Byron to John Taylor, 23 July 1815; Letters and Journals, ed. Rowland E. Prothero (1898-1901) 3:213-14.



13, Piccadilly Terrace, July 23rd, 1815.

DEAR SIR, — I have to thank you for a volume in the good old style of our elders and our betters, which I am very glad to see not yet extinct. Your good opinion does me great honour, though I am about to risk its loss by the return I make for your valuable present. With many acknowledgements for your wishes, and a sincere sense of your kindness, believe me,

Your obliged and faithful servant,

BYRON.