Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron

I have seen a thousand graves opened, and always perceived that whatever was gone, the teeth and hair remained of those who had died with them. Is not this odd? They go the very first things in youth & yet last the longest in the dust.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. letter, Nov. 18, 1820, to publisher John Murray. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 7, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973-1981).
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