On the Anniversary of Lord Byron’s Death
Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean – roll!Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain;Man marks the earth with ruin – his controlStops with the shore; – upon the watery plainThe wrecks are all thy deed, not does remainA shadow of man’s ravage, save his own,When for a moment, like a drop of rain,He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan,Without a grave, unknell’d, uncoffin’d, and unknown.
—George Gordon Byron, from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, canto II
Art Credit Joseph Denis Odevaere, Lord Byron on His Deathbed, 1826.

On the Anniversary of Lord Byron’s Death

Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean – roll!
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain;
Man marks the earth with ruin – his control
Stops with the shore; – upon the watery plain
The wrecks are all thy deed, not does remain
A shadow of man’s ravage, save his own,
When for a moment, like a drop of rain,
He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan,
Without a grave, unknell’d, uncoffin’d, and unknown.

George Gordon Byron, from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, canto II

Art Credit Joseph Denis Odevaere, Lord Byron on His Deathbed, 1826.

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