The Vision of Judgment 087


'The former is the devil's scripture, and 
The latter yours, good Michael: so the affair 
Belongs to all of us, you understand. 
I snatch'd him up just as you see him there, 
And brought him off for sentence out of hand: 
I've scarcely been ten minutes in the air - 
At least a quarter it can hardly be: 
I dare say that his wife is still at tea.' 

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)