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    The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
    And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold:
    —George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    I am sure my bones would not rest in an English grave, or my clay mix with the earth of that country. I believe the thought would drive me mad on my death-bed could I suppose that any of my friends would be base enough to convey my carcass back to her soil. I would not even feed her worms if I could help it.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    The king-times are fast finishing. There will be blood shed like water, and tears like mist; but the peoples will conquer in the end. I shall not live to see it, but I foresee it.
    —George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure;
    Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them.
    —David Lloyd George (1863–1945)

    I begin to find out that nothing but virtue will do in this damned world. I am tolerably sick of vice which I have tried in its agreeable varieties, and mean on my return to cut all my dissolute acquaintance and leave off wine and “carnal company,” and betake myself to politics and Decorum.
    —George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    I know one may be damned
    For hoping no one else may e’er be so;
    —George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    The place is very well & quiet & the children only scream in a low voice.
    —George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)