By Peter Graham
Broughton, John Cam Hobhouse, -- Baron, -- 1786-1869 -- Correspondence. Byron, George Gordon Byron, -- Baron, -- 1788-1824 -- Correspondence. Statesmen -- nice Britain -- Correspondence.
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B. could only say of me that I ought to be hang'd he need not have said any thing at all"—and seriously, my dear B. 11 When he was reading the Satire and came to that note where you talk about Haley12 and call him Mr. H. he said "ah ah so he has got a slap at you too," and, I fancy, he thinks that Mr. H means Mr. Hobhouse to this moment. Therefore "te per Deos oro et obtestor"13 never fail to fill up that unhappy initial. y!! I pray you come home and puff it and make every man to whom you speak a word buy a copy; and sell me this first edition and indeed indeed I will do so no more.
6. 1-2). 4. Hobhouse implies that Bruce was no longer in his first youth. Nisus and Euryalus, handsome, ambitious, ever-faithful friends, were Trojan boys who died together in a nocturnal foray against the Latians. See Virgil Aeneid 9 and Byron's paraphrase "The Episode of Nisus and Euryalus," in Hours of Idleness.  5. Captain Walter Bathurst (1764-1827), in whose ship Salsette Byron and Hobhouse had traveled from Smyrna to Constantinople and Hobhouse had returned to Malta. Bathurst died at the battle of Navarino.
My first goal in preparing this edition has been to offer the reader a lucid but faithful text. In the few cases when the pursuit of this objective has conflicted with one of the principles announced above, I have broken the rule without regret or comment.  SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY The following works are the principal printed sources to which readers interested in Hobhouse should turn. Where a reprint of a nineteenth-century book exists, I list both the original and the newer, presumably more widely accessible, versions.
Byron's Bulldog: The Letters of John Cam Hobhouse to Lord Byron by Peter Graham