She Walks in Beauty
Lord Byron, an English poet and politician, is considered to be one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement. He is still regarded as one of the greatest of the English poets and is widely read this day. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge (1801-1805) and was well traveled throughout Europe, especially in Italy, where he lived for seven years. He passed of a fever in present day Aetolia-Acarnania, Greece in 1824
The poem She Walks in Beauty is said to have been inspired by an event in Byron’s life in 1814. While attending a party in London, he was entranced by the beauty of Mrs. Anne Beatrix Wilmot (the wife of his first cousin), and the poem was composed that next morning. She Walks in Beauty is one of Lord Byron’s most recognized poems along with such works as Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.
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