These are a few verses from one of the best known parts of Childe Harold.
Like his own Childe Harold, "With pleasure drugg'd he almost long'd for woe.
not unfrequently perches himself upon the mast-head of some luckless disappointed whale-ship, and in moody phrase ejaculates: -- Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean, roll
20, 1809), Cam Hobhouse reports that pederasty was openly practiced among the Albanians, and Lord Byron includes in his Childe Harold
an Albanian song with pederastic themes, suppressed at publication.
But the order in which Childe Harold
and Pride and Prejudice were composed does not correspond with their March 1812--January 1813 order of publication.
Hebrew-Melodies is the poem most frequently translated or allegorized, but the other poems repeatedly taken up have been Childe Harold
(Canto I, 1812), The Prisoner of Chillon (1816), Darkness (1816), Manfred (1817), Mazeppa (1819), Cain (1821), and Heaven and Earth (1821).
Auden's letter makes clear that the Byronic hero of Childe Harold
or Don Juan has seen his place in contemporary English society diminish.
The letters also cover his thoughts and pursuits prior to the publication of Childe Harold
which made his name.
Following the huge success of his epic poem, Childe Harold
, Byron became the toast of London society.
Like a pig in fancy dress snuffling for truffles, Everett goes rooting enthusiastically for the sex and celebrity angle as he compares Byron and his poetic alter-ego Childe Harold
to David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, and delights in some gay porn from the Ottoman Empire.
More than Berlioz or Liszt, Alkan was the embodiment of the French romantic hero: lost, like Childe Harold
, in self-analysis, withdrawn from his surroundings, moving in directions that yielded no tangible recognition.
There were the further adventures of Childe Harold