Byron comments on Schlegel’s estimate of The Vicar of Wakefield, 29 January 1821
This passage appears in Byron: Letters and Diaries, 1798 to 1824, ed. Peter Quennell, London, 1950, 2 vols, II, p. 579. Friedrich von Schlegel's (1772-IS29) comment, too brief to be quoted, appeared in his Geschichte der a/ten und neuen literature, Vienna, ISI5. Byron probably read the English translation Lectures on the History of Literature, ancient and modern, which had appeared in ISIS in 2 vols.