"But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thought produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions think": Lord Byron Signed Envelope
Lord Byron Signed Envelope.
Item Number: 53040
Address panel signed by Lord Byron in his hand, which reads, “London, January seventh, Revd. W. Manning, Diss., Norfolk,” and signed in the lower left corner “Byron.” Postmark stamped 1814 to the upper right. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Byron. The panel measures 3.75 inches by 2.75 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 16.5 inches.
George Gordon Byron, commonly known as Lord Byron, was an English poet and politician, and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems, Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, and the short lyric poem, "She Walks in Beauty". Byron is regarded as one of the greatest British poets. He traveled extensively across Europe, especially in Italy, where he lived for seven years in Venice, Ravenna and Pisa, where he had a chance to frequent his friend the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Later in his brief life, Byron joined the Greek War of Independence fighting the Ottoman Empire, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero.