Monday, September 5, 2011

Lord Byron - taste and its drawback

"If you enter his [the poet Rogers] house--his drawing room--his library--you of yourself say, this is not the dwelling of a common mind.  There is not a gem, a coin, a book thrown aside on his chimney piece, his sofa, his table, that does not bespeak of an almost fastidious elegance in the possessor.  But this very delicacy must be the misery of his existence.  Oh the jarrings his disposition must have encountered through life!"

Lord Byron; Selected Letters and Journals

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