Don Juan 05-010
Canto the Fifth

Like a backgammon board the place was dotted
     With whites and blacks, in groups on show for sale,
Though rather more irregularly spotted:
     Some bought the jet, while others chose the pale.
It chanced amongst the other people lotted,
     A man of thirty rather stout and hale,
With resolution in his dark grey eye,
Next Juan stood, till some might choose to buy.

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)