George Gordon/Lord Byron
bark (or “barque”) is a small sailing ship (first stanza). In
other words, Lord Byron is about to get on his boat (row boat?),
which is on the shore, and go to his sailing ship to depart.
(translator of Odes of
Anacreon and several
poems to be found at this site) was a great friend of Lord
Perhaps Moore is most notoriously known among the literati for
burning his buddy's memoirs when Lord Byron died, to protect his
friend's reputation. George Gordon Noel Byron Gordon, Baron
of Byron - Lord Byron - led a life full of intrigue, including
living (and money problems), numerous love affairs, and political
activism (including leading armies). He was famously
Lady Caroline Lamb as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know."
- S. H. Bass
more Lord Byron
The Goblet Again
Lines Inscribed Upon A Cup Formed from A
the epic poem Don
Few things surpass old wine
would question further
being reasonable, must get drunk
melancholy and a fearful sign
from A Translation
with the genial bowl
Boat Is on the Shore
Byron (1788-1824), British poet
boat is on the shore,
my bark is on the sea:
before I go, Tom Moore,
a double health to thee!
a sigh to those that love me,
a smile to those who hate;
whatever sky's above me,
a heart for every fate.
the ocean roar around me,
it shall yet bear me on;
a desert should surround me,
hath springs that may be won.
the last drop in the well,
I gasped upon the brink.
my fainting spirit fell,
to thee that I would drink.
that water as this wine,
libation I would pour
be : – "Peace with thine and mine,
a health to thee, Tom Moore!"
Le Gallienne Book of English Verse
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