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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He pattered with his keys at a great rate / And sweated through his apostolic skin: / Of course his perspiration was but ichor / Or some such other spiritual liquor.
If we must have a tyrant let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.
Sighing that Nature formed but one such man and broke the die.
Cool and quite English imperturbable.
Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure There is no sterner moralist than Pleasure
Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.
One of the pleasures of reading old letters is the knowledge that they need no answer
War war is still the cry `War even to the knife!'
All who joy would win - Must share it - happiness was born a twin
The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that though untrue it shows one to be of consequence enough in one way or other to induce people to lie.