chapter  11
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Some first reactions

(a) john camhobhouse. Extract from Diary for 1 September 1816: ‘Byron has given me another canto of Childe Harold to read. It is very fine in parts, but I don’t know whether I like it so much as his first cantos. There is an air of mystery and metaphysics about it. …’ (Recollections of a Long Life, ed. Lady Dorchester, 1909–11, II, 11.)