The Vision of Judgment 086


'Confound the renegado! I have sprain'd 
My left wing, he's so heavy; one would think 
Some of his works about his neck were chain'd. 
But to the point; while hovering o'er the brink 
Of Skiddaw (where as usual it still rain'd), 
I saw a taper, far below me, wink, 
And stooping, caught this fellow at a libel - 
No less on history than the Holy Bible. 

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)