Don Juan 01-146
Canto the First


"Yes, Don Alfonso! husband now no more,
     If ever you indeed deserved the name,
Is 't worthy of your years--you have threescore-
     Fifty, or sixty, it is all the same-
Is 't wise or fitting, causeless to explore
     For facts against a virtuous woman's fame-
Ungrateful, perjured, barbarous Don Alfonso,
How dare you think your lady would go on so-

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824) ByronLong