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CHAPTER VII.

Lord Byron enters into all the profligacies of Venice. Becomes enamoured of a

baker's wife, whom he called his Fornarina. Her excessive attachment and
jealousy. On the exaggerations of Lord Byron's aversion to English visitors.
Trait of his generosity. Anecdotes of Fletcher, his Lordship's valet. With-
drawn from the degradations of Venice by the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Shelley.
Shelley's delineation of his noble friend, under the appellation of Count Maddalo.
Extracts from Shelley's Julian and Maddalo. His picture of Lord Byron's
child, Allegra. Lord Byron annoyed by the Austrian government, who pro-
scribe his works. Quits Venice. Stanzas descriptive of the Countess
Guiccioli. Remarks on Captain Medwin's Journal of the conversations of Lord
Byron. Sonnet to the Countess Guiccioli. Remarks on his Lordship's con-
nexion with the Countess. Lady Morgan's description of the deplorable state
of society at Venice. Causes of its present degraded state. Particulars of the
Countess Guiccioli. Address to the Po. Lord Byron removes to Rarenna.
Becomes the cavaliere servante of the Countess. Manfred. Lord Byron visits
the hospital of St. Anna, at Ferrara. Lament of Tasso. Extract from some of
Tasso's letters. Evidence of Lord Byron's friendship for Mr. Hobhouse.

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CITAPTER XIII.

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Mr. Leigh Hunt leaves England, and joins Lord Byron and Mr. Shelley at Pisa.

Mr. Medwin's account of Lord Byron's opinion of Mr. Hunt. The Liberal,
No. I. The Vision of Judgment. Mr. J. Hunt fined 1001. for publishing the
Vision of Judgment. Heaven and Earth. Translation of Pulci's Morgante
Moggioro.

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CHAPTER XIV.

Ago of Bronze. The Island. Mutiny of the crew of the Bounty. The Deforined
Transformed. Letter from Goethe to Mr. Medwin on the genius of Lord Byron.
Letter by Sir Walter Scott on the death of Lord Byron.

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CHAPTER XV.

Italy becomes irksome to Lord Byron, and he resolves on quitting it. Determines
on visiting Greece, and aiding their cause. Embarhs from Leghorn, and arrives
in Cephalonia. Count Gamba's account of an excursion from Cepha'onia
to Ithaca. Hospitality of an Italian, resident in Greece. The party visit
Captain Knox at Vathi. Lord Byron relieves numerous fugitive families in
Ithaca. Anangement of his occupations at Metaxata. Dreadful-catastrophe,
and indignation of Lord Byron at the apathy of the by-standers. Lord Byron
becomes melancholy on hearing of his daughter Ada's illness. Visited by
Lord Sydney Osborne. Reasons for his staying at Metaxata. Party dissen-,
sions among the Greeks previous to the arrival of Lord Byron at Cephalonia.
Death of Marco Bozzari. Extract from a letter of Marco Bozzari's, urging the
speedy arrival of Lord Byron. His Lordship offers two thousand dollats a
month for the succour of Missolonghi and the Suliotes. Narrative of the daring
enterprise of Marco Bozzari. Lord Byrou’s caution to prevent falling into the
bands of a party. Dr. Kennedy refuted by Lord Byron on points of religion.
Differences between the Greek chiefs, Coloctronis and Mavrocordatos. Pro-
ceedings of the Congress at Salamis. Lord Byron resolves on relieving Misso-
longhi. Extracts from letters by Maviocordatos and Lord Byron on the critical
state of Greek affairs. Devotedness of his Lordship to the cause. His difficulty
and anxiety in procuring supplies. Sails for Missolonghi with Count Gamba,
in two Ionian vessels. The Count's vessel taken by a Turkish frigate. The
Count escapes by his admirable presence of mind, and arrives at Missolonghi.
Dangers attending Lord Byron's voyage. Enthusiastic reception of Lord
Byron at Missolonghi. Simplicity of his mode of living. Rescues a Turk from
the hands of some Greek sailors, and sends him to Patras. Lines on com-
pleting his thirty-sixth year. Letter to the Turkish chief, on liberating four
Turkish prisoners. Lord Byron appointed to the command of three thousand
troops for the attack of Lepanto. Lancasterian schools and dispensaries for
the preservation of public health established at Missolonghi by Colonel
Stanhope. Two newspapers established at Missolonghi. Difference of opinion
between Lord Byron and Colonel Stanbope. Stan hope's defence of Mr.
Bentham against the attacks of Lord Byron. Colonel Stanhope accuses Lord
Byron of being an enemy to the liberty of the press. Prospectus of the Greek

Telegraph. The expedition against Lepanto retarded by the turbulence of the
Suliotes. Sudden indisposition of Lord Byron. Captain Sass killed in an
affray with a Suliote. Pastime of Lord Byron's Suliote guard. Attachment of
Lord Byron to his clog Lyon, and sagacity of the animal. Surprising swiftness
of the Suliotes. Simplicity and regularity of Lord Byron's daily habits.
Partially recovers his health, and is urged to change his residence, which he
refuses to do. Count Gamba's report of Lord Byron's last illness and death.
Mr. Parry's account of that melancholy event. Fletcher's account. Dr.
Bruno's report of the examination of Lord Byron's body. Causes of Lord
Byron's death. Proclamation of the Provisional Government of Western Greece
on the lamented event. His Lordship's will. Difficulties in fixing the place
of interment. Mr. Parry's statement of Lord Byron's wish that his remains
should be sent to England. Funeral honours at Missolonghi. Oration
delivered over the body, by M. Spiridon Tricoupi. Arrival of the body in
England. Interment of the body in the family vault at Hucknell church.
Inscription on the coffin. Mr. Parry's account of the religious opi' ions of
Lord Byron. Of his superstitions. Reflections when about to read the
Memoirs of Lord Byron, written by himself, by T, Moore. Concluding
remarks.

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