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Hours of Idleness published . Makes friends at Cambridge with John Cam Hobhouse and C. S. Matthews . Leaves Cambridge for London demimonde . 1808 Anonymous reviewer ridicules Hours of Idleness in the Edinburgh Review .
“ Having claimed in his preface to have crossed his poetic Rubicon , Byron declares that now that he's on the public ( that is , published ) side of the river he will “ submit without a murmur ” if the critical verdict goes against him ...
a sioned and published it , the conclusion dismisses Napoléon to his isle of exile and contrasts him unfavorably with the liberator Prometheus , foe to the king of Olympus as Napoléon had been to the crowned heads of Europe : “ He in ...