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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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Byron, George Gordon Noel, Lord
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portion of a footnote to English Bards and Scotch Reviewers ("...Macneill, whose poems are deservedly popular, particularly 'Scotland's Smith or the Woes of War' of which four thousand copies were sold in a month..."), one page, slip cut from a quarto leaf (60 x 185mm), [c.1809], laid down on an album leaf (225 x 185mm) with engraved portrait above and caption below
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Provenance

"From the Honorable Mrs [Augusta] Leigh, 1831" (note on album leaf); sale, Christie's London, 20 July 1977, lot 292

Catalogue Note

This note appears as a footnote to line 817 of English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, in which Byron calls upon Scottish poets who "Feel as they write, and write but as they feel/ Bear witness GIFFORD, SOTHEBY, MACNEIL". The poet here cited approvingly by Byron is Hector Macneil (1746-1816).

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London