George Gordon Byron

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

Windsor Poetics : Lines Composed On The Occasion Of His Royal Highness The Prince Regent Being Seen Standing Between The Coffins Of Henry VIII And Charles I, In The Royal Vault At Windsor Poem by George Gordon Byron


Famed for contemptuous breach of sacred ties,
By headless Charles see heartless Henry lies;
Between them stands another sceptred thing--
It moves, it reigns--in all but name, a king:

Charles to his people, Henry to his wife,
- In him the double tyrant starts to life:
Justice and death have mix'd their dust in vain,
Each royal vampire wakes to life again.
Ah, what can tombs avail!--since these disgorge
The blood and dust of both--to mould a George.

Submitted: Thursday, March 25, 2010

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  • Rookie Gone Away (3/25/2010 8:33:00 AM)

    I don't think this would have made him very popular with the monarchy.....but so sharp and intelligent...perhaps it went over their inbred heads! (Report) Reply

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