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THE LIFE AND WRITINGS
BY GEORGE CLINTON, ESQ.
When to their alry hall my father's voice
If that with honour fail to crown my clay,
JAMES ROBINS AND CO. IVY LANE, PATERNOSTER ROW;
AND JOSEPH ROBINS, JUN. AND CO. LOWER
ORMOND QUAY, DUBLIN.
LORD BYRON'S general character. Character as a poet-as a British nobleman.
Objects of writing this memoir. Motives for destroying Lord Byron's' Own
Family descent. Newstead Abbey granted to Sir John Byron. The building
described. Inscription to the memory of Boatswain, a Newfoundland dog,
buried at Newstead. Clarendon's character of Sir Nicholas Byron. Some
account of Sir John Byron. His spirited conduct as Governor of the Tower.
Distinguishes himself, with three of his brothers, in the battle of Edge Hill,
for which he is created a baron. Commands the Irish forces during the civil
wars. After numerous successes, he is defeated by Sir Thomas Fairfax.—
Escapes to Holland with the Duke of York. Dies at Paris. His descendants.
Elegy on Newstead Abbey. William Lord Byron tried by his Peers for killing
Mr. Chaworth in a duel. The Honorable John Byron sails as a midshipman
in the Wager, with Commodore, afterwards Lord, Anson. The Wager parts
company with the squadron, and is wrecked on the coast of Patagonia. Suf-
ferings of Mr. Byron, Captain Cheap, and the crew. After a captivity of more
than five years, Mr. Byron returns to England. Arrives in London pennyless,
and finds his sister married to the Earl of Carlisle. Literary character of the
Countess. Satire on the present Earl of Carlisle. The Honorable John Byron
appointed commodore, and sails for North America. Circumnavigates the
globe. Promoted to the rank of admiral. Nicknamed Foul-weather Jack.'
Superstition of the sailors in consequence.
Byron, the Admiral's eldest son, a reprobate libertine. His amours with Lady
Carmarthen. Her Ladyship divorced in consequence. Married to Captain
Byron, and dies of a broken heart. Captain Byron marries Miss Gordon.
Dissipates her property, and abandons her, soon after the birth of George
Gordon Byron, the subject of these memoirs. Dies at Valenciennes.
Birth of Lord Byron. Early infirmity of his constitution. His childhood spent