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She Walks In Beauty - poem by George Gordon, Lord Byron, 1814

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In the summer of 1814 Lord Byron attended a party and was captured by the beauty of his cousin, Mrs. Wilmot. Mrs Wilmot was in mourning and wearing a black mourning dress. He there for the first time saw his cousin, the beautiful Mrs. Wilmot. According to his friend, Mr. James Webster, "When we returned to his rooms in Albany, he said little, but desired Fletcher to give him a tumbler of brandy, which he drank at once to Mrs. Wilmot's health, then retired to rest, and was, I heard afterwards, in a sad state all night. The next day he wrote those charming lines about her—'She Walks in Beauty Like the Night..." 'George Gordon Byron, later Noel, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale FRS (22 January 1788– 19 April 1824) was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential, both in the English-speaking world and beyond' (George Gordon Byron, Wikipedia, 2009).  Video is a film of a face talking. (1:37)
 
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