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Don Juan: Canto The First

Rating: 2.9

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I want a hero: an uncommon want,
When every year and month sends forth a new one,
Till, after cloying the gazettes with cant,
The age discovers he is not the true one;
Of such as these I should not care to vaunt,
I'll therefore take our ancient friend Don Juan,
We all have seen him, in the pantomime,
Sent to the Devil somewhat ere his time.II
Vernon, the butcher Cumberland, Wolfe, Hawke,

Prince Ferdinand, Granby, Burgoyne, Keppel, Howe,
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Sarah Fetzer 16 February 2010

I absolutely love this canto! The epic itself is of course amazing, but I really enjoy Byron's introduction to the story.

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