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Let the great poets speak your heart on all occasions.

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1. Seduction
1. Seduction
NICOLE FORNABAIO/RD.COM

“Mad, bad, and dangerous to know,” the poet Lord Byron was the heartthrob of 19th-century London, setting the fashion for every tousled, troubled troubadour who has followed to the present day.

Despite Byron’s terrible reputation and deformed clubfoot, no one could resist his lyrical, romantic overtures (supposedly not even his own half-sister!) and this tender poem gives us a hint as to why.

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