Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO DIVES; A FRAGMENT, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON



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TO DIVES; A FRAGMENT, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unhappy dives! In an evil hour
Last Line: In scorn and solitude unsought, the worst of woes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Beckford, William (1760-1844); Writing & Writers


UNHAPPY Dives! in an evil hour
'Gainst Nature's voice seduced to deeds accurst!
Once Fortune's minion now thou feel'st her power;
Wrath's vial on thy lofty head hath burst.
In Wit, in Genius, as in Wealth the first,
How wondrous bright thy blooming morn arose
But thou wert smitten with th' unhallow'd thirst
Of Crime unnamed, and thy sad noon must close
In scorn and solitude unsought, the worst of woes.




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