1. This transcript appears with the permission of the Trustees of the British Library, who retain all rights of reproduction and copyright.
2. George Gordon, Lord Byron, The Bride of Abydos, A Turksh Tale. London: John Murray, 1813, reviewed by George Ellis in #274.
3. Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, scene 2:
Juliet: Come, cords, come, nurse; I'll to my wedding-bed;
And death, not Romeo, take my maidenhead!
Mathew Gregory Lewis (1775-1818), author, known as "Monk Lewis" for his Gothic novel, The Monk (1796).
4. Anne Louise Germaine Necker, Baroness of Staël (1766-1817), known as Madame de Staël, whose De l'Allemagne. London: John Murray, 1813, was reviewed by Reginald Heber in #275.
5. For Sir Walter Scott's tangled relations in 1813 with the Edinburgh publishing house, John Ballantyne and Company, see Edgar Johnson, Sir Walter Scott, The Great Unknown (London: Macmillan, 1970), I, 413 ff.
6. Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IV, 503:
Aside the Devil turnd
For envie, yet with jealous leer maligne
Ey'd them askance