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She Walks in Beauty

She Walks in Beauty


by George Gordon, Lord Byron

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Byron is known for transgressing the conventional moral codes of his day. After a scandalous separation from his wife, Annabella, Byron left England to live in continental Europe, in order to escape the nasty gossip at home in London. Most of the gossip was probably true, of course – before his marriage (and probably during it), Byron had had a series of affairs with both women and men, and possibly even an incestuous affair with his slightly older half-sister, August Leigh. (Source)

Byron was born with a clubbed foot and walked with a slight limp. He was self-conscious about this his whole life. (Source)

Towards the end of his life, Lord Byron settled in Italy with his lover, countess Teresa Guiccioli. (Source)

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