'Byron's Magazine or rather Hunt's 'The Liberal' is arrived in town; but they will not sell it - it is so full of Atheism and Radicalism and other noxious isms. I had a glance of it one evening; I read it thro and found two papers apparently by Byron, and full of talent as well as mischief. Hunt is the only serious man in it, since Shell[e]y died: he has a wish to preach about politics and bishops and pleasure and paintings and nature, honest man; Byron wants only to write squibs against Southey and the like. The work will hardly do. If possible you shall see this number.'
The Liberal - ran for four quarterly editions starting 1822
C R Sanders
The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
Place of Publication:
Durham, North Carolina
Date of Publication:
Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 190, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=16578, accessed: 19 May 2013
Taken from letter from TC to Jane Baillie Welsh dated 28th October 1822, written at 3 Moray Street. Pages 183 - 190 in this edition. Dates of reading experience based on date of this letter and TC's letter of 18th October in which he mentions that this periodical is about to be published.
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