The Corsair by George Gordon Byron. Oer the glad waters of the dark blue sea Our thoughts as boundless and our souls as free Far as the breeze can bear the billows foam. To-night, Lord Conrad!' 'Ay! at set of sun: The breeze will freshen when the day is done. My corslet, cloak - one hour and we are gone. Sling on thy bugle - see that free from rust My carbine-lock springs worthy of my trust. Be the edge sharpen'd of my boarding-brand, And give its guard more room to fit my hand. This let the armourer with speed dispose Last time, it more fatigued my arm than foes: Mark that the signal-gun be duly fired, To tell us when the hour of stay's expired.
George Gordon, Lord Byron. They make obeisance, and retire in haste, Too soon to seek again the watery waste: Yet they repine not-so that Conrad guides; And who dare question aught that he decides? That man of loneliness and mystery, Scarce seen to smile, and seldom heard to sigh; Whose name appals the fiercest of his crew, And tints each swarthy cheek with sallower hue; Still sways their souls with that commanding art That dazzles, leads, yet chills the vulgar heart. Tis Nature’s doom-but let the wretch who toils, Accuse not-hate not-him who wears the spoils. Oh! if he knew the weight of splendid chains, How light the balance of his humbler pains! George Gordon, Lord Byron. taken from Canto I, stanza 8 of The Corsair.
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron FRS (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), known simply as Lord Byron, was a British poet, peer, politician, and leading figure in the Romantic movement. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential. Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; many of his shorter lyrics in Hebrew Melodies also became popular.
Lord Byron (George Gordon). World History Archive, Alamy Stock Photo. George Gordon Noel Byron was born, with a clubbed right foot, in London on 22 January 1788, the son of Catherine Gordon of Gight, an impoverished Scots heiress, and Captain John ("Mad Jack") Byron, a fortune-hunting widower with a daughter, Augusta. In November 1806 he distributed around Southwell his first book of poetry.
1788- Lord George Gordon Byron. George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, but more commonly known as just Byron was a leading English poet in the Romantic Movement along with Keats and Shelley. Byron was born on January 22nd, 1788. He was a great traveller across Europe, spending many years in Italy and much time in Greece. With his aristocratic indulgences, flamboyant style along with his debts, and a string of lovers he was the constant talk of society.
- I suoi pensieri in lui dormir non ponno. Tasso, Gerusalemme Liberata, Canto . .First published in 1814. by Robert B. McGregor. New York: R. Martin, 1849.
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English poet and dramatist George Gordon, Lord Byron was born January 22, 1788, in London. The boy was sent to school in Aberdeen, Scotland, until the age of ten, then to Harrow, and eventually to Cambridge, where he remained form 1805 to 1808. A congenital lameness rankled in the spirit of a high-spirited Byron. As a result, he tried to excel in every thing he did. It was during his Cambridge days that Byron's first poems were published, the Hours of Idleness (1807). The poems were criticized unfavorably
Lord Byron in Eastern costume. Birth and early circumstances George Gordon, Lord Byron was born at Holles Street in London, the son of a Guards Officer, Captain John Byron. Abandoned by her husband, his mother, Catherine Gordon, took him in 1790 (2) to Aberdeen, where they lived in considerable poverty, and where Byron attended the local school, learning early how to deal with the taunts of his fellow schoolboys concerning his physical deformity, a deformed foot and lower leg foot. Marriage He was married to Annabella Millbanke in January 1815 (27), and she gave birth to a daughter in December, but left him in January 1816 (28), and never returned.
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, FRS, commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was a British poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. Byron's names were changed throughout his life. He was the son of Captain John "Mad Jack" Byron and his second wife, the former Catherine Gordon (d. 1811), a descendant of Cardinal Beaton and heiress of the Gight estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Byron's father had previously seduced the married Marchioness of Caermarthen and, after she divorced her husband the Earl, had married her.