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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Speed, Joshua F. 'Joshua F. Speed (William H. Herndon interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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Note from page 30: 5. This passage refers to AL's fondness for Lord Byron. "The Bride of Abydos" and "The Devil's Drive" are both poems by Byron. The reference to the piece that was put in apparently refers to the lyric "To Inez," which Byron inserted in the narrative of another AL favorite, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (canto 1, following stanza 84). Editions of Byron's poems appearing in the 1830s revealed that Byron's first draft of Childe Harold originally had another lyric at this point, which was first printed in 1832 as "The Girl of Cadiz." WHH's reference to "p. 758" would appear to refer to the location of "The Girl of Cadiz" and an explanation of Byron's substitution in a then-current edition, The Works of Lord Byron, Including the Suppressed Poems (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1859).

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Speed, Joshua F. 'Joshua F. Speed (William H. Herndon interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon030.html
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