April 16 1816: Violent Attacks on Lord Byron


Attacks, violent, in Times and Post against Lord Byron.

— John Cam Hobhouse writes in his diary for April 16 1816.

“… it could have been no common provocation that led to the marked resentment of a Lady who is allowed on all hands to be a model of feminine tenderness, sweetness and affability, and whose mental acquirements place her in the first rank of literary society … And good God! what must that man be who while hypocritically assuming a feeling of regret for the loss of an angelic creature so unworthily bestowed upon him, can calmly sit down, not to address her, whose separation from him he affects to lament, but to sing the praises of his own affected feelings to the prejudice of one who is above all praise, but who has been grievously injured by him”

— Morning post, April 16 1816.

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