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    Though her years were waning,
    Her climacteric teased her like her teens.
    —George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    It is singular how soon we lose the impression of what ceases to be constantly before us. A year impairs, a lustre obliterates. There is little distinct left without an effort of memory, then indeed the lights are rekindled for a moment—but who can be sure that the Imagination is not the torch-bearer?
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    What an antithetical mind!—tenderness, roughness—delicacy, coarseness—sentiment, sensuality—soaring and grovelling, dirt and deity—all mixed up in that one compound of inspired clay!
    —George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    Oh! snatch’d away in beauty’s bloom,
    On thee shall press no ponderous tomb;
    But on thy turf shall roses rear
    Their leaves, the earliest of the year;
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    Now, were I once at home, and in good satire,
    I’d try conclusions with those Janizaries,
    And show them what an intellectual war is.
    —George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    A man must serve his time to every trade
    Save censure—critics all are ready made.
    —George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that, though untrue, it shows one to be of consequence enough, in one way or other, to induce people to lie.
    —George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)