Lord Byron Quote
English Bards and Scotch Reviewers: A Satire
“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.”
The complete works of Lord Byron, Baudry, 1837, p. 147, "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsLord Byron
Born: January 22, 1788
Died: April 19, 1824 (aged 36)
Occupation: Poet, politician
Bio: George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan.
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