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In the contents of this Volume, together with the fourth Canto of "Childe Harold," the reader may trace the poetical, as well as personal, history of Lord Byron, from October, 1816, when he left Switzerland, down to the beginning of 1820, by which time he had taken up his residence at Ravenna.

It includes some example of almost every kind of poetical composition in which he ever excelled: among others, the first, and perhaps greatest, of his dramatic efforts, and the earliest specimen of his comic narrative.

London, October 10. 1832.

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