I received your no letter just after mine with the naughty postscript was snatched from my hands to the post – before I had time to reconsider it, or it would probably have been withheld.
Such are the evils of absence.
I am always thinking after I have written that I have not written what I wished – and then it is irremediable…
Durham (November 22 1814)
Lord Byron’s Wife Malcolm Elwin (London: John Murray 1962)