‘Hic est, quem legis, ille, quern requiris, Tota notus in orbe Martialis,’ &c.
He unto whom thou art so partial,
Oh, reader is the well-known Martial,
The Epigrammatist: while living,
Give him the fame thou wouldst be giving;
So shall he hear, and feel, and know it—
Post obits rarely reach a poet.
Other works by Lord Byron...
Answer to Some Elegant Verses Sent by a Friend to the Author, Complaining That One of His Descriptions Was Rather Too Warmly Drawn
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May I venture to give her a smack
CANDOUR compels me, BECHER!