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The Waltz
by
Lord Byron



Byron first published this poem  Anonymously in 1813.  During his time, in the Regency era, the Waltz was the rage in Europe but not in Britain.  In fact, its been said, that the young debutante's making their "come out"  in London,  could not accept an invitation to dance the waltz for the first time without having received permission from one of the patrons of Almacks, and the strictest rules of keeping a proper distance were observed.  I'm sure they would be shocked to see the dancing of this present century, and Byron would have certainly composed a witty poem as he did for The Waltz.

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