George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was a British poet, peer, politician, and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems, Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, and the short lyric poem, "She Walks in Beauty".
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There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said Adversity is the first path to truth
I cannot describe to you the despairing sensation of trying to do something for a man who seems incapable or unwilling to do anything further for himself.
And after all what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade
Here lies interred in the eternity of the past from whence there is no resurrection for the days - whatever there may be for the dust - the thirty-third year of an ill-spent life which after a lingering disease of many months sank into a lethargy and expired January 22d 1821 A.D. leaving a successor inconsolable for the very loss which occasioned its existence.