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...in the 'Curse of Minerva'; take them;
"Yet Caledonia claims some native worth," etc. 
If you are not content now, I must say with the Irish drummer to the deserter who called out,
"Flog high, flog low"
"The de'il burn ye, there's no pleasing you, flog where one will."
Have you given up wine, even British wine?
I have read Watson to Gibbon.  He proves nothing, so I am where I was, verging towards Spinoza; and yet it is a gloomy Creed, and I want a better, butThere is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.The post brings me to a conclusion. Bland has just been here. Yours ever,
[Footnote 1: See Letters', vol. i. p. 319, 'note' 2 [Footnote 1 of Letter 158]]
[Footnote 2: Byron was endeavouring to secure for Bland (see 'Letters, vol. i. p. 271, 'note' 1 [Footnote 2 of Letter 137]), the work of translating Lucien Buonaparte's poem of 'Charlemagne'. He did not succeed. The poem, translated by Dr. Butler, Head-master of Shrewsbury, afterwards Bishop of Lichfield, and Francis... Byron, Lord
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