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George Gordon Lord Byron
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824) was an Anglo-Scottish poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Among Lord Byron's best-known works are the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. The latter remained incomplete on his death. He was regarded as one of the greatest European poets and remains widely read. Lord Byron's fame rests not only on his writings but also on his life, which featured extravagant living, numerous love affairs, debts, separation, and allegations of incest and sodomy. He was famously described by Lady Caroline Lamb as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know." Byron served as a regional leader of Italy's revolutionary organization the Carbonari in its struggle against Austria, and later travelled to fight against the Turks in the Greek War of Independence, for which the Greeks consider him a national hero. He died from a febrile illness in Messolonghi. His daughter Ada Lovelace, notable in her own right, collaborated with Charles Babbage on the analytical engine, a predecessor to modern computers.

there is no god, the wicked sayeth
"There is no God," the wicked saith,
"And truly it's a blessing,
For what He might hav... [read poem]
and thou art dead, as young and fair
And thou art dead, as young and fair
As aught of mortal birth;
And form so soft, and... [read poem]
say not the struggle naught availeth
Say not the struggle naught availeth,
The labour and the wounds are vain,
The enemy fain... [read poem]
the dream

Our life is twofold; Sleep hath its own world,
A boundary between the things misna... [read poem]
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