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Re: Tangent to Byron Comment
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1088  Tuesday, 29 June 1999.

From:           Hermine Stover <
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Date:           Monday, 28 Jun 1999 13:35:42 -0700
Subject: 10.1082 Re: Tangent to Byron Comment
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1082 Re: Tangent to Byron Comment

> > Who is this Byron, by the way? I'm doing research on Shakespeare. Is
> > he/she as good as him?
>
>No, he/she is not as good as him/her.
>
>Byron was an English Lord who was, probably without warrant, accused of
>having an incestuous relationship with his sister, probably with warrant
>regarded as bisexual, and a radical revolutionary.  In other words, he
>was politically correct before it was politically correct to be
>politically correct.
>
>He was also a very great poet, but who the hell cares?
>
>      Roger Schmeeckle

He was very handsome and wore his ties undone, revealing chestal hair.
this style became known as the Byronic Tie and was considered quite the
hoo-hah for his day. he also had a wee clubfoot, something women are
supposed to like a great deal. it certainly seemed no hindrance to him,
nor to Dudley Moore.

He was George Gordon, Lord Byron. but of course, Nobody was as good as
Shakespeare.

hermine
 

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