Martial | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Lord Byron

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Critical Essay by Lord Byron

SOURCE: "Martial" in The Works of Lord Byron, edited by Ernest Hartley Coleridge, John Murray, 1821, p. 74.

The poem below, believed to have been written in 1821, is Byron's famous imitation of Martial 1.1, on the poet's fame.

He, unto whom thou art so partial,
Oh, reader! is the well-known Martial,
The Epigrammatist: while living,
Give him the fame thou would'st be giving;
So shall he hear, and feel, and know it—
 Post-obits rarely reach a poet.

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