Byron would die in 1824, fighting for Greece's freedom from the Ottoman Empire.
Hardly an apologist for Vienna, Byron still found these tracts too extreme and in need of censoring.
At any rate, it invites the complaint that Byron made to Wordsworth: “I wish he would explain his Explanation.”
That Byron himself had been raised a Scotsman and a Calvinist placed him from birth slightly askew from the ruling British elite.
We can only speculate as to whether Byron would have continued his wanderlust and produced more fine writing.
You remember how Byron speaks of this: “And all went merry as a marriage bell.”
Dr. Waddell prefers him to Cowper and Byron as a letter-writer.
Even Byron and Burns, who did not live as men who desired length of days, died scarcely sooner than their generation.
Byron was fond of cats: in his establishment at Ravenna he had five of them.
Campbell has it against Byron, that "the poetic temperament is incompatible with matrimonial felicity."