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Born George Gordon Noel Byron in 1788, Lord Byron inherited the title of his great uncle and his estates at the age of 10. He published his first collection of poems, "Hours of Idleness" at the age of 19. Leaving England for Italy due to a scandal, he wrote "Don Juan", the witty poem that was to be his masterpiece during his time there. "Don Juan" spanned 17 cantos and ranks as one of the …

Date of Birth: January 22, 1788
Date of Death: April 19, 1824


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"She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies."
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Hebrew Melodies (1815) Byron was notorious for his varied tastes in both women and men. This poem was written about one Mrs. R. Wilmot. (Berry Memoirs, vol. iii. p. 7), about whom little is known. This was not the only poem directed at a woman who Byron did not revisit in later work. Regardless, one cannot discount the simplicity and subsequent beauty of the poem. Add Category or Author

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"Like music on the waters is they sweet voice to me." Lord Byron
Stanzas for Music, st. 1 (1816). Byron wrote this in a poem, ostensibly to be set to music. The entire poem is loaded with innuendo, and is addressed specifically to the person with whom the speaker is attracted to. Add Category or Author

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"It is not for minds like ours to give or to receive flatter; yet the praises of sincerity have ever been permitted to the voice of friendship" Lord Byron
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"In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love" Lord Byron
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"I have always laid it down as a maxim --and found it justified by experience --that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex --but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other." Lord Byron
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"Hereditary bondsmen! know ye not / Who would be free themselves must strike the blow?" Lord Byron
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"Who would be free themselves must strike the blow" Lord Byron
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"Did ye not hear it? - No; 'twas but the wind, / Or the car rattling o'er the stony street;/ On with the dance! let joy be unconfined; / No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet / To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet." Lord Byron
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"Oh! there is an organ playing in the street - a waltz too! I must leave off to listen." Lord Byron
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"What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little." Lord Byron
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"Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life -- and if Virtue is not its own reward I don't know any other stipend annexed to it." Lord Byron
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"Talent may be in time forgiven, but genius never" Lord Byron
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"Think'st thou existence doth depend on time? It doth; but actions are our epochs" Lord Byron
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"Tempted fate will leave the loftiest star." Lord Byron
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"The lapse of ages changes all things - time, language, the earth, the bounds of the sea, the stars of the sky, and every thing "about, around, and underneath" man, except man himself." Lord Byron
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"I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves." Lord Byron
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"Oh! too convincing -- dangerously dear -- In woman's eye the unanswerable tear!" Lord Byron
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"Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure" Lord Byron
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"Of its own beauty is the mind diseased, / And fevers into false creation." Lord Byron
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"Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep: and yet a third of Life is passed in sleep" Lord Byron
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"What an antithetical mind! -- tenderness, roughness -- delicacy, coarseness -- sentiment, sensuality -- soaring and groveling, dirt and deity -- all mixed up in that one compound of inspired clay!" Lord Byron
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