1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Byron

C. S., "To a Lady (the late Miss M..) laughing. Cui Bono" The Sun (19 January 1815).



Laugh, lovely Lady, high-born Fair,
Exalting still thy lofty line:
The GIAOUR, CHILDE HAROLD, the CORSAIR!
Thrice honour'd TRIO, all are thine.

Laugh, Lady, at thy future fate,
And laughing put thy bridal tire on;
Then laugh for aye at such a mate,
So truly laughable as B—.

* This is an humble imitation of a Noble Lord's lively and loyal lines "To a Lady Weeping."