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Misc Poet September 20, 1997
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George Gordon, Lord Byron
1788-1824

Nobleman, poet, adventurer, and creator of the brooding "Byronic hero," Lord Byron both dazzled and scandalized British society at the turn of the nineteenth century.

So we'll go no more a roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And Love itself have rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we'll go no more a roving
By the light of the moon.

--from a letter to Thomas Moore


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