E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Byron, Lord, George Gordon Noel
(b. London, January 22nd, 1788; d. Missolonghi, April 19th, 1824). Hours of Idleness (1807); Poems (1808); English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (1809); The Curse of Minerva (1812); Childe Harolds Pilgrimage (cantos i. and ii. in 1812, canto iii. in 1816, and canto iv. in 1818); The Waltz (1813); The Giaour (1813); The Bride of Abydos (1813); Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte (1814); The Corsair (1814); Lara (1814); Hebrew Melodies (1815); The Siege of Corinth and Parisina (1816); The Prisoner of Chillon (1816); Manfred (1817); The Lament of Tasso (1817); Monody on the Death of the Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan (1817); Beppo (1818); Mazeppa (1819); Don Juan (cantos i. and ii. in 1819, iii., iv., and v. in 1821, vi., vii., and viii. in 1823, ix., x., xi., xii., xiii., and xiv. in 1823, xv. and xvi. in 1824); A Letter to John Murray on the Rev. W. L. Bowless Striotures on the Life and Writings of Pope (1821), Marino Faliero, and The Prophecy of Dante (1821); Sardanapalus, The Two Foscari, and Cain (1821); Werner (1822); The Vision of Judgment (1822); Heaven and Earth (1822); The Island (1823); The Age of Bronze (1823); canto i. of the Morgante Maggiore di Messer Luigi Pulci, translated; The Deformed Transformed (1824); Parliamentary Speeches in 1812 and 1813 (1824). The following are the chief publications on the poet:Memoirs, Historical and Critical, of the Life and Writings of Lord Byron, with Anecdotes of Some of his Contemporaries (1822); Lord Byrons Private Correspondence, Including his Letters to his Mother, Written from Portugal, Spain, Greece, and Other Parts of the Mediterranean; Published from the Originals, with Notes and Observations, by A. R. C. Dallas (1824); Recollections, by A. R. C. Dallas (1824); Conversations with Lord Byron, Noted during a Residence with his Lordship at Pisa in the Years 1821 and 1822, by Thomas Medwin (1824); Letters on the Character and Poetical Genius of Lord Byron, by Sir Egerton Brydges (1824); Lord Byron, by Madame Louise Belloc (1824); Anecdotes of Lord Byron, from Authentic Sources, with Remarks Illustrative of his Connection with the Principal Literary Characters of the Present Day (1825); The Last Days of Lord Byron, with his Lordships Opinions on Various Subjects, particularly on the State and Prospect of Greece, by William Parry (1825); Lord Byron en Italie et en Grèce; ou, Apercu de sa Vie et de ses Ouvrages, dapres des Sources authentiques, by the Marquis de Salvo (1825); Narrative of Lord Byrons Voyage to Corsica and Sardinia, 1821 (1825); A Short Narrative of Lord Byrons Last Journey to Greece, extracted from the Journal of Count Peter Gamba (1825); Correspondence of Lord Byron with his Friends, Including his Letters to his Mother, Written in 1809, 1810, and 1811, edited by A. R. C. Dallas (1825); Life, by J. Galt (1825); An Inquiry into the Moral Character of Lord Byron, by J. W. Simmonds (1826); Memoir, by Sir H. Bulwer (1826); Life, by W. Lake (1826); Lord Byron and Some of his Contemporaries (1828); Life, by Sir Egerton Brydges (1828); Memoirs of Lord Byron, by G. Clinton (1828); Life, Letters, and Journals, edited by Moore (1830); Conversations with Lord Byron, by Lady Blessington (1831); Life, by Armstrong (1846); The True Story of Lady Byrons Life, by Mrs. Beecher-Stowe (1867); Medora Leigh, by Dr. Mackay (1869); Recollections of Lord Byron, by the Countess Guiccioli (1870); Life, by Karl Elze (1871); Trelawneys Recollections (new ed. 1879); Life, by Nicholl (1881), The Real Lord Byron, by J. Cordy Jeaffreson (1882). See Jeffreys Essays; Hazlitts Spirit of the Age and English Poets; Macaulays Essays; Swinburnes preface to a Selection from the Poems; Sir Henry Taylors preface to his own Poems, Brimleys Essays; W. M. Rossettis preface to an edition of the Poems; Kingsleys Miscellanies, Quarterly Review for July, 1868; the Dictionary of National Biography, etc.