Books: Tin Box

"TO LORD BYRON"—Edifed by George Paston & Peter Quennell—Scribner ($3.75).

When Byron died of fever at Missolonghi, he left behind not only his great-lover reputation, but a plain, square, tin box with part of the evidence. In it were three dark red braids contributed by the "Maid of Athens," Theresa Macri and her sisters; a ringlet of Lady Oxford's, and several bundles of adoring letters from women who worshiped Byron, some of whom had never seen him. Most were wildly exclamatory, heavily underlined with pages blotted and blistered with tears. Byron did not...

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