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Selected Poetry of Lord Byron (Modern Library Classics)by George Gordon, Lord Byron
Synopses & Reviews
Poet, celebrity, and revolutionary, Lord (George Gordon) Byron was one of the most influential and controversial figures of the first half of the nineteenth century, his distinctive, deeply felt work comprising one of the enduring high points of Romantic literature. From “Manfred,” with its evocation of the figure that came to be called the “Byronic hero,” to the melancholy “Childe Harold,” to the satirical masterpiece “Don Juan” (presented here in judiciously selected form), this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes all of the essential Byron.
Selected Poetry of Byron brings together the most renowned works of the first poet to become a true literary sensation.
About the Author
Leslie A. Marchand, one of the foremost Byron scholars of the twentieth century, was general editor of the authoritative twelve-volume edition of Byrons Letters and Journals.
Thomas M. Disch is the author of ten books of poetry and more than fifteen novels, including, most recently, Camp Concentration. He lives in upstate New York.
Table of Contents
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the First
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the Second
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the Third
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the Fourth
On Leaving Newstead Abbey
The First Kiss of Love
Reply to Some Verses of J. M. B. Pigot, Esq., on the Cruelty of His Mistress
To the Sighing Strephon
Lachin Y Gair
To a Lady
"I would I were a careless child"
"When I rov'd a young Highlander"
Fragment, Written Shortly after the Marriage of Miss Chaworth
Lines Inscribed upon a Cup Formed from a Skull
Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog
"Well! thou art happy"
To a Lady, on Being Asked My Reason for Quitting England in the Spring
Stanzas Written in Passing the Ambracian Gulf
"The spell is broke, the charm is flown!"
The Girl of Cadiz
Written after Swimming from Sestos to Abydos
"Maid of Athens, ere we part"
Farewell to Malta
Epistle to a Friend
"Away, away, ye notes of Woe!"
"One struggle more, and I am free"
"And thou art dead, as young and fair"
Lines to a Lady Weeping
"Remember thee! remember thee!"
"Thou art not false, but thou art fickle"
Sonnet, To Genevra
Sonnet, To the Same
Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte
Stanzas for Music ("I speak not," etc.)
Stanzas for Music ("There's not a joy," etc.)
Stanzas for Music ("There be none of Beauty's daughters")
A Fragment ("could I remount," etc.)
Sonnet to Lake Leman
On Sam Rogers
Stanzas to the Po
Stanzas ("Could Love for ever")
Stanzas Written on the Road Between Florence and Pisa
Last Words on Greece
On This Day I Complete My Thirty-sixth Year
[Love and Death]
"She walks in Beauty"
"The Harp the Monarch Minstrel swept"
"If that high world"
"The wild gazelle"
"Oh! weep for those"
"On Jordan's banks"
"Oh! snatched away in Beauty's bloom"
"My soul is dark"
"I saw the weep"
"Thy days are done"
Song of Saul Before His Last Battle
"All Is Vanity, Saith the Preacher"
"When coldness wraps this suffering clay"
Vision of Belshazzar
"Sun of the sleepless!"253
"Were my bosom as false as thou deem'st it to be"
Herod's Lament for Mariamne
On the Day of the Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus
By the Rivers of Babylon We Sat Down and Wept
The Destruction of Sennacherib
"A Spirit passed before me"
"By the Waters of Babylon"
Fare Thee Well
Stanzas to Augusta ("When all around grew drear and dark")
Stanzas to Augusta ("Though the day of my Destiny's over")
Lines to Mr. Hodgson
Translation of the Nurse's Dole in the Medea of Euripides
"So we'll go no more a-roving"
To Mr. Murray ("To book the reader, you, John Murray")
To Thomas Moore
Epistle from Mr. Murray to Dr. Polidori
Epistle to Mr. Murray ("My dear Mr. Murray")
To Mr. Murray ("Strahan, Tonson, Lintot of the times")
Epigram, from the French of Rulhieres
On My Wedding-Day
My Boy Hobbie O
Lines, Addressed by Lord Byron to Mr. Hobbouse on His Election for Westminster
Epigram ("The world is a bundle of hay")
English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers
The Vision of Judgment
From Don Juan: Canto the First
From Don Juan: Canto the Second
From Don Juan: Canto the Third
From Don Juan: Canto the Fourth
From Don Juan: Canto the Seventh
From Don Juan: Canto the Ninth
From Don Juan: Canto the Eleventh
From Don Juan: Canto the Twelfth
From Don Juan: Canto the Thirteenth
From Don Juan: Canto the Fourteenth
From Don Juan: Canto the Fifteenth
From Don Juan: Canto the Sixteenth
From Don Juan: Canto the Seventeenth
From The Bride of Abydos
From The Corsair
The Prisoner of Chillon
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