Don Juan 05-013
Canto the Fifth

"My boy!" said he, "amidst this motley crew
     Of Georgians, Russians, Nubians, and what not,
All ragamuffins differing but in hue,
     With whom it is our luck to cast our lot,
The only gentlemen seem I and you;
     So let us be acquainted, as we ought:
If I could yield you any consolation,
'T would give me pleasure. -- Pray, what is your nation?"

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)