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So We'll Go No More A Roving

by
Lord Byron
1817


Byron wrote this poem while in Venice, and quoted it  in a letter to his friend Thomas Moore after attending the Carnival.  Before the quotation, he wrote:

" . . . and, though I did not dissipate much upon the whole, yet I find 'the sword wearing out the scabbard,' though I have but just turned the corner of twenty-nine."
From 1817 to 1819 Byron was alleged to have had over two hundred love affairs.  In fact, in one letter to a friend, he mentioned quite a few of them by their names.  In 1819 he met his final love attachment and settled down with her until he left to fight the war in Greece in 1823.

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