"To Paralyze Posterity"

           

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The Right Honourable Lord Byron
has to travel through time and space
Please wait a few moments
and he will give you his undivided attention.

I am
George Gordon Noel Byron
Lord Byron
Sixth Baron Byron of Rochdale
in the county of Lancashire
I was born in London, England
on January 22nd 1788
and died at Missolonghi in Greece
on April 19th 1824.
And so, . . .
how it is it that fleshless as I am
I . . . still . . . scribble?


"Great Nemesis. . .
I call thee from the dust!

. . . in these pages a record will I seek . . .

Though I be ashes; this far hour shall wreak
the deep prophetic fullness of my verse. . .

Have I not had to wrestle with my lot?
Have I not had
my brain seared, my heart riven, hopes sapped, name blighted,
life lied away?

But there is that within me
which shall tire torture and time
and breathe when I expire;
something unearthly . . .

like the remember'd tone of a muted lyre. "


DETACHED THOUGHTS

WRITTEN IN ITALY
1821 — 1822

WHEN I WAS
IN MY THIRTY THIRD YEAR

Byron, by Count D'Orsay, 1823
ON VIOLENCE

Byron in
Military Uniform

 

ON IMMORTALITY

Newstead Abbey

 

ON PASSION

The Tempest,
by Giorgione

 


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