The Vision of Judgment 088


Here Satan said, 'I know this man of old, 
And have expected him for some time here; 
A sillier fellow you will scarce behold, 
Or more conceited in his petty sphere: 
But surely it was not worth while to fold 
Such trash below your wing, Asmodeus dear: 
We had the poor wretch safe (without being bored 
With carriage) coming of his own accord. 

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)