John Polidori | Literature Criticism Letter by George Gordon, Lord Byron

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of John Polidori.
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Letter by George Gordon, Lord Byron

SOURCE: An extract from a letter to John Murray on August 21, 1817, in "So Late Into the Night": Byron's Letters and Journals, Vol. 51816-1817, edited by Leslie A. Marchand, John Murray, 1976, pp. 257-61.

Byron kept closely in touch with his publisher John Murray during his travels. In 1817nearly a year after Byron and Polidori had parted companyMurray wrote to Byron that "Polidori has sent me his tragedy! Do me the kindness to send by return of post a delicate declension of it, which I engage faithfully to copy. " Byron responded with the humorous verse excerpted below, which is written in character as Murray, declining the drama on the grounds that play publication was proving unsuccessful financially.

You want a "civil and delicate declension" for the medical tragedy? Take it&#x...

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