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' received the reformed Third Act of Manfred, from 'Rome, which I sent soon after my arrival there. My ' date will apprize you of my return home within these few days. For me, I have received none of your packets, except, after long delay, the "Tales of my 'Landlord," which I before acknowledged. I do not ' at all understand the why nots, but so it is;—no Manuel, no letters, no tooth-powder, no extract 'from Moore's Italy concerning Marino Faliero, no NOTHING as a man hallooed out at one of Burdett's elections, after a long ululatus of "No Bastille! No governor-ities! No-" God knows who or what ;but his ne plus ultra was "No nothing!"-and my receipts of your packages amount to about his meaning. I want the extract from Moore's Italy very 'much, and the tooth-powder, and the magnesia; I 'don't care so much about the poetry, or the letters, 'or Mr. Maturin's by-Jasus tragedy. Most of the things sent by the post have come-I mean proofs ' and letters; therefore send me Marino Faliero by 'the post, in a letter.

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'I was delighted with Rome, and was on horseback 'all round it many hours daily, besides in it the rest ' of my time, bothering over its marvels. I excursed ' and skirred the country round to Alba, Tivoli, Fres'cati, Licenza, &c. &c.; besides, I visited twice the

Fall of Terni, which beats every thing. On my way 'back, close to the temple by its banks, I got some 'famous trout out of the river Clitumnus-the prettiest little stream in all poesy, near the first post from Foligno and Spoletto.-I did not stay at Florence, 'being anxious to get home to Venice, and having already seen the galleries and other sights. I left my commendatory letters the evening before I went, 'so I saw nobody.

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'To-day, Pindemonte, the celebrated poet of Ve'rona, called on me; he is a little thin man, with 'acute and pleasing features; his address good and 'gentle; his appearance altogether very philosophical ; 'his age about sixty, or more. He is one of their best 'going. I gave him Forsyth, as he speaks, or reads rather, a little English, and will find there a favour'able account of himself. He inquired after his old 'Cruscan friends, Parsons, Greathead, Mrs. Piozzi, ' and Merry, all of whom he had known in his youth. ( I gave him as bad an account of them as I could, answering, as the false "Solomon Lob" does "Totterton" in the farce, in the farce," all gone dead," and damned by a satire more than twenty years ago;

that the name of their extinguisher was Gifford; that

they were but a sad set of scribes after all, and no

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great things in any other way. He seemed, as was 'natural, very much pleased with this account of his 'old acquaintances, and went away greatly gratified ' with that and Mr. Forsyth's sententious paragraph ' of applause in his own (Pindemonte's) favour. After 'having been a little libertine in his youth, he is grown devout, and takes prayers, and talks to him

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self, to keep off the devil; but for all that, he is a

very nice little old gentleman.

'I forgot to tell you that at Bologna (which is cele'brated for producing popes, painters, and sausages) 'I saw an anatomical gallery, where there is a deal of waxwork, in which

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I am sorry to hear of your row with Hunt; but suppose him to be exasperated by the Quarterly and your refusal to deal; and when one is angry and 'edites a paper, I should think the temptation too 'strong for literary nature, which is not always 'human. I can't conceive in what, and for what, he

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'abuses you what have you done? you are not an author, nor a politician, nor a public character; I 'know no scrape you have tumbled into. I am the C more sorry for this because I introduced you to Hunt,

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and because I believe him to be a good man; but 'till I know the particulars, I can give no opinion. 'Let me know about Lalla Rookh, which must be ' out by this time.

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I restore the proofs, but the punctuation should be corrected. I feel too lazy to have at it myself; so beg and pray Mr. Gifford for me.-Address to Venice. In a few days I go to my villeggiatura, in a cassino

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near the Brenta, a few miles only on the main land. I have determined on another year, and many years ' of residence if I can compass them. Marianna is 'with me, hardly recovered of the fever, which has 'been attacking all Italy last winter. I am afraid she ' is a little hectic; but I hope the best. Ever, &c. Torwaltzen has done a bust of me at Rome 'for Mr. Hobhouse, which is reckoned very good. He

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is their best after Canova, and by some preferred to ' him.

'I have had a letter from Mr. Hodgson. He is very

happy, has got a living, but not a child: if he had 'stuck to a curacy, babes would have come of course, 'because he could not have maintained them.

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Remember me to all friends, &c. &c.

'An Austrian officer, the other day, being in love with a Venetian, was ordered, with his regiment,

into Hungary. Distracted between love and duty, he purchased a deadly drug, which dividing with his 'mistress, both swallowed. The ensuing pains were

terrific, but the pills were purgative, and not poison

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ous, by the contrivance of the unsentimental apothe

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