1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Byron

Sarah S. Pugh, "Epigram" Pugh, Poems addressed to various Literary Characters (1827) 45.



Corsairs, and Pirates! with a sombrous train
Of gloomy Passions, darken Byron's brain,
In all he writes one character is shewn,
The shades are different, but the likeness known:
Yes! plain the likeness of each wayward Elf,
Truth holds the pencil; Byron paints himself!
1824.