Fragment of a Novel
June 17, 1816
Byron wrote in a letter to his publisher in May of 1819:
" . . . I enclose you the beginning of mine --- by which you will see how far it resembles Mr. Colburn's publication. --- If you choose to publish it in the Edinburgh Magazine (Wilsons & Blackwoods) you may --- stating why, & with such explanatory proem as you please --- I never went on with it --- as you will perceive by the date . . . "This fragment was published with Mazeppa in June, 1819.
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Note: Excerpt of letter is from my copy of L. Marchand's book - Byron's Letters & Journals.