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Byron, Lord George Gordon (1788-1824)

This place is wretched enough — a villainous Chaos of Din and Drunkenness, nothing but Hazard and Burgundy, Hunting, Mathematics, and Newmarket, Riot and Racing.

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Byron to Elizabeth Bridget Pigot, 26 October 1807.

Reprinted in ‘In My Hot Youth’: Byron’s Letters and Journals, edited by Leslie A. Marchand, vol. 1 (1798–1810), Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1973.

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