September 22 1812: Byron Prepares an Address

On September 22 1812, Lord Byron is now working on an address for the opening of the Drury-Lane Theatre.  He has made enough progress to write to Lord Holland:

My dear Lord, - In a day or two I will send you something which you will still have the liberty to reject if you dislike it. I should like to have had more time, but will do my best,— but too happy if I can oblige you, though I may offend a hundred scribblers and the discerning public. Ever yours.
Keep my name a secret; or I shall be beset by all the rejected, and, perhaps, damned by a party.

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