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LIFE OF LORD BYRON.
The circumstances under which Lord Byron took leave of England were such as, in the case of ordinary person, could not be considered otherwise 1 disastrous and humiliating. He had, in the cours one short year, gone through every variety of dom misery ;-had seen his hearth eight or nine times faned by the visitations of the law, and been only s from a prison by the privileges of his rank. He alienated, as far as they had ever been his, the affect of his wife; and now, rejected by her, and conden by the world, was betaking himself to an exile w had not even the dignity of appearing voluntary, as excommunicating voice of society seemed to leave no other resource. Had he been of that class of un ing and self-satisfied natures from whose hard su the reproaches of others fall pointless, he might found in insensibility a sure refuge against repro but, on the contrary, the same sensitiveness that him so awake to the applauses of mankind rend him, in a still more intense degree, alive to their sure. Even the strange, perverse pleasure whic