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...simile to my own endeavours, but I have only to turn over a few pages of your volumes to find innumerable and far more illustrious instances. It is lucky that I am of a temper not to be easily turned aside, though by no means difficult to irritate. But I am making a dissertation, instead of writing a letter. I write to you from the Villa Dupuy, near Leghorn, with the islands of Elba and Corsica visible from my balcony, and my old friend the Mediterranean rolling blue at my feet.As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.
"I have the honour to be, truly,
"Your obliged and faithful servant,
"To I. D'Israeli, Esq."
The ill-starred expedition to Greece followed this letter.
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This work, conceived in youth, executed by the research of manhood, and associated with the noblest feelings of our nature, is an humble but fervent tribute, offered to the memory of those Master Spirits from whose labours, as BURKE eloquently describes, "their country... Byron, Lord
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