Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Friendship and Memory

You probably saw it in the news: a librarian in London found a handwritten copy of a poem by Byron which is not otherwise known in manuscript. The story on BBC explains about the find and its context; the Guardian article includes the text and a (smallish) facsimile.
       It's big news all over the literary world. A search in Google on the first line of the poem, "Absent or present still to thee", yields hits on the story in many different languages...

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