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THE GIAOUR.


containing 1215 lines, was ready to supplant the fourth edition. A sixth edition, a reproduction of the fifth, may have appeared in October. A seventh edition of 75 pages, containing 1334 lines, which presented the poem in its final shape, was issued subsequently to November 27, 18 13 (a seventh edition was advertised in the Morni?ig Chronicle^ December 22, 181 3), the date of the last revise, or of an advance copy of the issue. The ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth editions belong to 18 14, while a fourteenth edition is known to have been issued in 181 5. In that year and hence- forward the Giaour was included in the various collected editions of Byron's works. The subjoined table assigns to their several editions the successive accretions in their order as now published : —

Lines. Giaour. Edition of — — I — 6. MS. First edition of 2Z pages. 7 — 20. Second edition. [47 pages, 816 lines.] Approximate date, June 24, 1813. 21 — 45. Third edition. [53 pages, 950 lines.] July 30, 18I3. 46 — 102. Second edition. 103 — 167. Fifth edition. [66 pages, 121 5 lines.] August 25, 18 1 3. 168 — 199. MS. First edition of 2^ pages. 200 — 250. Third edition. 251 — 252. Seventh edition. [75 pages, 1334 lines.] November 27, 1813. 253 — 276. Third edition. 277 — 287. MS. First edition of 2% pages. 288—351. Third edition. (Second issue .^) August 11, 1813. [56 pages, 1004, ? 1014 hnes.] 352 — 5 03 . MS. First editioft of 2Z pages. 504 — 518. Third edition. 5 1 9 — 6 1 9. MS. First edition of 2Z pages. 620 — 654. Second edition. 65 5 — 688. MS. First edition of 28 pages. 689 — 722. Fourth edition. [58 pages, 1048 lines.] August 19. 723 — 737. MS. First edition of 2?> pages. 733-4 not in the

MS., but in First edition of 28 pages.