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Manuscript of 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto III', by Lord Byron., 1816.

Identifier: MS.43325

Scope and Contents

Copy of a letter of John Murray to Augusta Leigh, 13 July 1832, regarding manuscript of 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimmage' canto III and 'various interesting scraps' which Leigh has sent to Murray, folios 1-2.

Byron's first draft of 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' canto III made up of seperate leaves placed together in a sequence by Byron, folios 3-49.

Includes: stanzas 4-25, 27-30,26, 31-32, 34-40, 42-44, Drachenfels lyric, 41, 45-66, 68-774, 7-77, 110, 78-81, 67, 75, 82-97, 89-91, 105-109, 111-112.


  • Creation: 1816.


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1 Volumes

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Jerome J. McGann (ed.), Lord Byron: The Complete Poetical Works, vol. II, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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