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Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron
What should I have known or written had I been a quiet, mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel, and turmoil, or there is no existence.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. letter, Aug. 31, 1820, to poet Thomas Moore. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 7, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973-1981).
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