The binding of this volume is considerably too valuable for the Contents.


Francis James Child fund, 1927 – *EC8.B9968E.1816b

Lord Byron (1788-1824). English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers, 5th ed. (London, 1816).

Upon his return from Greece, Byron sought to make amends with many of the authors and critics whom he disparaged in English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers. “The Satire was written when I was young and angry and fully bent on displaying my wrath and my wit,” he confessed in an 1812 letter to Walter Scott, “and now I am haunted by the ghosts of my wholesale assertions.” While the fifth edition was in press, he ordered its suppression. Without authority Cawthorn reissued the sheets of this suppressed edition four years later with a title page correctly dated 1816, one of the rarest imprints in the Byron canon.