Don Juan 01-181
Canto the First


A pair of shoes!-what then- not much, if they
     Are such as fit with ladies' feet, but these
(No one can tell how much I grieve to say)
     Were masculine; to see them, and to seize,
Was but a moment's act.-Ah! well-a-day!
     My teeth begin to chatter, my veins freeze-
Alfonso first examined well their fashion,
And then flew out into another passion.

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824) ByronLong