The Vision of Judgment 097


He had written praises of a regicide: 
He had written praises of all kings whatever; 
He had written for republics far and wide; 
And then against them bitterer than ever; 
For pantisocracy he once had cried 
Aloud, a scheme less moral than 'twas clever; 
Then grew a hearty anti-Jacobin - 
Had turn'd his coat - and would have turn'd his skin. 

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)