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CHAPTER IV
PRIVATE LETTERS 1844-1847

of his admiration for Byron. In Byron there is much to admire but nothing to imitate : for energy is beyond the limits of imitation. Byron could not have written better than he did. Altho' he seems negligent in many places, he was very assiduous in correcting his verses. His poetry took the bent of a wayward and perverted mind often weak, but oftener perturbed. Tho' hemp and flax and cotton are the stronger for being twisted, verses and intellects certainly are not. ... It is unfortunate that Ariosto did not attract him [Byron] first. Byron had not in his nature amenity enough for it, and chose Berni in preference, and fell from Berni (1) to Casti.(2) But his scorching and dewless heat burnt up their flowery meadows.
... The farmers here are crying out about their hay. Lord Leigh told me he had near a hundred acres cut and spoiling. The corn in many parts is mildewed. I hope Ceres and Croesus are reigning in Carmarthenshire.
Believe me, dear Mrs Paynter,
Very truly yours,
W. S. LANDOR.

1 Berni (ob. 1536), an Italian poet, "partly known for his ludicrous poetry, which has given that style the appellation of Poesia Bernesca,, rather on account of his excellence than originality ; but far more for his rifaccimento, or remoulding of the poem of Boiardo."-Hallam.
2 John Baptiste Casti (172I-1803). Landor makes Metastasio say to Alfieri :"I am afraid our Italian band of poets is neither so brilliant nor so numerous as you could wish. Casti is at the head of them."

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