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Byron & politics: ‘born for opposition’

28. Letter from Byron to John Murray II, 22 January 1814

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Byron wrote frequently to friends, including Murray, requesting political and military reports on Napoleon’s successes or failures.

P.S. – If you hear any news of Battle or retreat on ye. part of the Allies (as they call them) pray send it – he has my best wishes to manure the fields of France with an invading army – I hate invaders of all countries – & have no patience with the cowardly cry of exultation over him at whose name you all turned whiter than the Snow to which (under Providence and that special favourite of Heaven Prince Regency) you are indebted for your triumphs. – – –

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