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George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron
Byron was born on January 22, 1788 in London into a tormented and tempestuous family; his father, a profligate sea captain who had been disinherited by his family, and was nicknamed "Mad Jack," died when Byron wasread more
T hou Power! who hast ruled me through infancy's days,
Young offspring of Fancy, 't is time we should part;
Then rise on the gale this the last of my lays,
The coldest effusion which springs from my heart.
This bosom, responsive to rapture no more,
Shall hush thy wild notes, nor implore thee to sing;
The feelings of childhood, which taught thee to soar,
Are wafted far distant on Apathy's wing.
Though simple the themes of my rude flowing Lyre,
What poet's epitaph reads, "The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. In my beginning is my end... In my end is my beginning."Answer Previous Trivia Questions