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George Gordon Byron
(1788-1824) born on
Jan 22
English poet. He wrote many romantic narrative poems, including "Childe Harold's Pilgrimagae," 1812.
         
   
F
I am so convinced of the advantages of looking at mankind instead of reading about them, . . . 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.

R
But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
A
If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad. As to that regular, uninterrupted love of writing. . . I do not understand it. I feel it as a torture, which I must get rid of, but never as a pleasure.
N
Opinions are made to be changed -- or how is truth to be got at?
K
Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print;
A book's a book, although there's nothing in't.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 14 Jan 1811, in "Byron's Letters and Journals," vol. 2, 1973-81.
R: "Don Juan," cto. 3, st. 88.
A: Letter, 2 Jan 1821, in "Byron's Letters and Journals," vol. 8, 1973-81.
N: Letter, 9 May 1817, in "Byron's Letters and Journals," vol. 8, 1973-81.
K: "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers."
   


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