Don Juan 04-073
Canto the Fourth


But many a Greek maid in a loving song
 Sighs o'er her name; and many an islander
With her sire's story makes the night less long;
 Valour was his, and beauty dwelt with her:
If she loved rashly, her life paid for wrong --
 A heavy price must all pay who thus err,
In some shape; let none think to fly the danger,
For soon or late Love is his own avenger.

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)