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So We'll Go No More a Roving

So We'll Go No More a Roving


by George Gordon, Lord Byron

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Byron was only 36 years old when he died. Wow, such an old man. Not. (Source.)

Byron is rumored to have had an incestuous relationship with his half-sister, Augusta Leigh. That's some serious roving, y'all. (Source.)

You think you've been on a ridiculous diet? Listen to what Byron used to eat as his meals: biscuits and soda water, or potatoes drenched in vinegar; at other times, he'd have a slice of bread and a cup of tea for breakfast, and a light plate of vegetables for dinner. This dude was totally obsessed with his weight. (Source.)

Byron was one handsome devil. But he wasn't all perfect. Who is? He actually had a club foot, about which he was very self-conscious. (Source.)

Ever swam a mile or more in the ocean? Byron did. In 1810, he swam across the Hellespont (about a mile, but the currents make it more like three or four miles). Byron even wrote a poem about it, which you can read here. (Source.)

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