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CHAPTER III
PRIVATE LETTERS 1842-1843

To Miss Rose Paynter.
[BATH, 1842.]
DEAR ROSE,
... I cannot tell which are the verses you think the best : it appears to me that some of the others are quite equal to those which I find in the envelope.
There is no time of life or stage of friendship, whether in the flow or in the ebb, when it is safe to speak to a lady any whole truth about her. I do not believe you will quite pardon me while I am telling you that I find one or two conventional expressions. For instance no sigh ever echoed, and no Muse ever was inspired. The Muses are the inspirers : it is Rose who is the inspired.
All delicate points in criticism are liable to be called cavils. But Boileau wisely says-Rien n'est beau que le vyai-and he says it of poetry. You shall, however, have your revenge. Although I thought a single stanza sufficient answer to Bettina,(1) I found it easy to supply her lover with more. My Italian friends have marvelled that anything fresh could be added on such a subject, and in a language in which there is scarcely any other. Miss Garrow and Bezzi are vociferous about it. . . .

1 See Landor's Italian verses in "Dry Sticks," p. 200.

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