December 18 1813: The Journal and The Corsair


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On December 18, 1813, Lord Byron records his last entry in his Journal for 1813. Byron also starts his poem The Corsair on this day. A great part of it was written in the home of his half sister Augusta Leigh, at Six Mile Bottom near Newmarket. 

Lord Holland told me a curious piece of sentimentality in Sheridan. The other night we were all delivering our respective and various opinions on him and other hommes marquans, and mine was this:—”Whatever Sheridan has done or chosen to do has been, par excellence, always the best of its kind. He has written the best comedy (School for Scandal), the best drama (in my mind, far before that St. Giles’s lampoon, the Beggar’s Opera), the best farce (the Critic—it is only too good for a farce), and the best Address (Monologue on Garrick), and, to crown all, delivered the very best Oration (the famous…

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