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Join us this Sunday for a rendezvous with Romance — Lord Byron — to be followed by Shelley and Keats!

During the month of August, this column will be celebrating The Glorious Romantics — three of the best-loved poets in the English language: Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats.

Byron and Shelley and Keats

First up will be Byron this coming Sunday. We hope you’ll join us and agree with Dorothy Parker that:

Byron and Shelley and Keats
Were a trio of lyrical treats.

The forehead of Shelley was cluttered with curls,
And Keats never was a descendant of earls,
And Byron walked out with a number of girls,

But it didn’t impair the poetical feats
Of Byron and Shelley,
Of Byron and Shelley,
Of Byron and Shelley and Keats.

P.S. For those people who may prefer programming to poetry (hard to imagine), it should be noted that Lord Byron’s only legitimate daughter was Ada Lovelace, who played a conspicuous role in the early development of the computer and published the first computer program. How poetic!