HENLEY, William Ernest (1849-1903). Poet, critic and dramatist.
Good Autograph Letters (initials) to Charles [Hughes], 1¼ facing pages, Stanley Lodge, Muswell Hill, 8 December 1896. Telling him of a visit by Murray, which had not gone as planned.
'Murray came to me on Saturday; & a very good fellow I found him, & till late last night I thought that the chance of my life had come ... & there are now two Byrons in the field, each of which is less good than the other, & each of which must do the other harm. and there you are!...'
Henley had prepared the first volume of Byron's Letters, but then abandoned the project. He states that if Murray had come two days earlier, the problem might have been solved, but that review copies had already been sent out.
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