Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron

Like other parties of the kind, it was first silent, then talky, then argumentative, then disputatious, then unintelligible, then altogethery, then inarticulate, and then drunk. When we had reached the last step of this glorious ladder, it was difficult to get down again without stumbling.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. Letter, October 31, 1815, to poet Thomas Moore. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 4, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1975).
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