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CHAPTER II
PRIVATE LETTERS 1840-1841

TO MISS ISABELLA PERCY.(1)
If that old hermit laid to rest
Beneath your chapel-floor,
Could leave the regions of the blest
And visit earth once more :
If human sympathies could warm
His tranquil breast again,
Your innocence that breast could charm,
Perhaps your beauty pain.

To Miss Rose Raynter.
[BATH, Oct. 14, 1841]
DEAR ROSE,
Ought I not to be a little vexed and almost angry with you, telling me as you do, that you are going to ask me a favour? And what at last is this favour? That I will send you the "Book of Beauty "! (2) Supposing it not to be your right by the title it bears, yet it has grown yours by custom. One volume contained something, I forget what, unworthy of you and unreadable ; this I withdrew for a time. And when I offered it to you again, you rejected what had been disfigured by a cross. In future I will always try to do better, and so long

1 The lady to whom Landor addressed these verses died a few years ago unmarried. They were probably written about the same time as the preceding letter, and were printed in Landor's Works, 1846, ii. 670.
2 The " Book of Beauty " for 1842, published about October 1841, contained some verses of Landor's addressed "to Zoe, June 1808," written just before his departure for Spain.

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