Don Juan 04-098
Canto the Fourth
'T is all the same to me; I'm fond of yielding,
 And therefore leave them to the purer page
Of Smollett, Prior, Ariosto, Fielding,
 Who say strange things for so correct an age;
I once had great alacrity in wielding
 My pen, and liked poetic war to wage,
And recollect the time when all this cant
Would have provoked remarks which now it shan't.

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)