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Liberty and Poetic LicenceNew Essays on Byron$
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Bernard Beatty, Tony Howe, and Charles Robinson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780853235897

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315428

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Byron Tests the Freedom of Southwell

Byron Tests the Freedom of Southwell

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(p.10) Byron Tests the Freedom of Southwell
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Liberty and Poetic Licence
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Peter Cochran

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853235897.003.0002

This chapter examines four juvenile books that Byron published from Newark between 1806 and 1808. These are Fugitive Pieces, Poems on Various Occasions, Hours of Idleness, a Series of Poems, Original and Translated and Poems Original and Translated. The books raise questions about what Byron at first wanted to print in Southwell; about how free he found himself to be, firstly in Southwell and later in the world at large; and about how other pressures, both social and emotional, forced him to censor himself.

Keywords:   juvenile books, Fugitive Pieces, Poems on Various Occasions, Hours of Idleness, Poems Original and Translated

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