Who is George Gordon Lord Byron

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.

He travelled extensively across Europe, especially in Italy, where he lived for seven years in the cities of Venice, Ravenna and Pisa. During his stay in Italy he frequently visited his friend and fellow poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Later in life Byron joined the Greek War of Independence fighting the Ottoman Empire, for which...
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George Gordon Lord Byron Poems

  • The Isles Of Greece
    The isles of Greece! the isles of Greece
    Where burning Sappho loved and sung,
    Where grew the arts of war and peace,
    Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung!...
  • Written After Swimming From Sestos To Abydos
    If, in the month of dark December,
    Leander, who was nightly wont
    (What maid will not the tale remember?)
    To cross thy stream, broad Hellespont!...
  • When We Two Parted
    When we two parted
    In silence and tears,
    Half broken-hearted,
    To sever for years,...
  • When I Roved A Young Highlander
    When I rov'd a young Highlander o'er the dark heath,
    And climb'd thy steep summit, oh Morven of snow!
    To gaze on the torrent that thunder'd beneath,
    Or the mist of the tempest that gather'd below;...
  • Well! Thou Art Happy
    Well! thou art happy, and I feel
    That I should thus be happy too;
    For still my heart regards thy weal
    Warmly, as it was wont to do....
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Love 81 I Love You 81 Heart 61 Soul 56 Alone 52 Hope 47 Never 46 Life 42 Death 39 Fate 37

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  • Moonjahroo: the destruction of sennacherib by lord byron (george gordon) the assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, and his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; and the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea, when the blue wave rolls nightly on deep galilee.
  • Imcozy: she walks in beauty by lord byron (george gordon)
  • Gswsyndicate: what deep wounds ever closed without a scar? ~george gordon, lord byron, child harold's pilgrimage
  • Stevenlrowley: lord byron, in full george gordon byron, 6th baron byron, (born january 22, 1788, london, england—died april 19, 1824, missolonghi, greece), british romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination of europe.
  • Ejbrand: 3. want to show off your devotion to the romantics while on your post-covid holiday? look no further than moody teenage byron* on a beach towel who could argue with “the towel that’s taking the internet by storm” ? *not by thomas lawrence
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Who Is Now Reading This?
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Who is now reading this?

May-be one is now reading this who knows some wrong-doing of my past life,
Or may-be a stranger is reading this who has secretly loved me,
Or may-be one who meets all my grand assumptions and egotisms with derision,
Or may-be one who is puzzled at me.

As if I were not puzzled at myself!

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