Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BYRON, by ALBERT EDMUND TROMBLY



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BYRON, by            
First Line: Outlaw of the genteel-sounding name
Last Line: You took your place among the deathless gods!
Subject(s): Byron, George Gordon, Lord (1788-1824); Poetry & Poets; Byron, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron


Outlaw of the genteel-sounding name
England foreswore -- England the insular;
Model and lord of outlaws making war
Upon the fenced-in herd, fattening, tame;
Voluptuary worsted at love's game,
Harold and Juan, Cain and Manfred are,
Between your loves and hates, the simple bar
You interposed whenever tedium came!
Apollo's face, and feet of weakest clay,
Genius and pride, the sore-encumbering clods
Of kin and love -- these were the crushing odds.
Proudly unbroken you went on your way,
And from your death-bed by the Grecian bay
You took your place among the deathless gods!





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