chapter  20
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Scott, from his unsigned review, Quarterly Review

Dated April 1818, issued September 1818, XIX, 215–32

Byron’s comment on this review and the next is to be found in a letter of 24 November 1818, to John Murray: ‘You ask me of the two reviews—I will tell you. Scott’s is the review of one poet on another—his friend; and Wilson’s the review of a poet, too, on another—his idol; for he likes me better than he chooses to avow to the public, with all his eulogy. I speak, judging only from the article, for I don’t know him personally.’ (LJ, IV, 274–5.)