Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Greek 'Fire'

Patras, July 30th:

"The heat is at present intense.  In England, if it reaches 98 (degrees) you are all on fire: the other day in travelling between Athens and Megara, the thermometer was at 125.!!!

....I shall continue to write briefly, but frequently, and am glad to hear from you; but you fill your letters with things from the papers, as if English newspapers were not found all over the world.  I have at this moment a dozen before me.  Pray take care of my books, and believe me, my dear mother,
Yours very faithfully,
Byron."

Lord Byron, Letter to his mother, 1810

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