I am so convinced of the advantages of looking at mankind instead of reading about them and of the bitter effects of staying at home with all the narrow prejudices of an Islander that I think there should be a law amongst us to set our young men abroad for a term among the few allies our wars have left us.
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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