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This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.
Hardcover, 85 pages
Published 1810 by James Cawthorn (first published 1809)
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Drew
Dec 06, 2015 Drew rated it it was amazing
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"Fools are my theme, let satire be my song" (line 5). With that, Byron goes on to produce an amazing poetical attack of many contemporary writers. Byron created this work in response to the savage attack by the Edinburgh Review on his first published work of poetry, Hours of Idleness.

Holding up Alexander Pope, John Dryden, John Milton and Homer as the best examples, Byron rages against those whom he considers mediocre or worse. The recipients of his couplets include Robert Southey, William Words
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Some of Popes influence while trying to find his own way in literature and in Romanticism. Interesting to read. ...more
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George Gordon Byron (aka Lord Byron), later Noel, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale FRS was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Amongst 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. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and r ...more
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