George Gordon Byron

(22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824 / London, England)

Lines In The Travellers' Book At Orchomenus - Poem by George Gordon Byron

In this book a traveller had written:­
'Fair Albion, smiling, sees her son depart
To trace the birth and nursery of art:
Noble his object, glorious is his aim;
He comes to Athens, and he writes his name.'


The modest bard, like many a bard unknown,
Rhymes on our names, but wisely hides his own;
But yet, whoe'er he be, to say no worse,
His name would bring more credit than his verse.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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