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    Lord Byron - She Walks in Beauty

She Walks in Beauty has long been thought to be more a celebration of beauty rather than a poem of love. Written in 1814 by Lord Byron (1788-1824), some critics believe the subject of the poem to be Byron’s own cousin whom he first met while she was grieving the loss of a loved one. Perhaps her black mourning dress contrasted her radiant beauty and inspired the poet.

Regarded as a leading figure in Romanticism and one of the greatest European poets, British born George Gordon Byron influenced both politicians and composers such as Giuseppe Verdi and Franz Liszt.

Music composed by Chris Antblad

Lord Byron
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