British poet Lord Byron (1788–1824) was famously described by one lover, Lady Caroline Lamb, as “mad, bad, and dangerous to know.” Do you think that phrase just rolled off her tongue in a “Eureka!” moment? Or did she secretly test out several options before hitting the Bartlett’s jackpot?
From the desk of Lady Caroline Lamb
- Lord Byron is a jackhole.
- He’s a total whackjob.
- WTF did I ever see in that guy?
- He’s sleeping with his half-sister, but you didn’t hear that from me.
- He’s mad, bad, and dangerous to know. — YES!! YES!!
If you want to get to know Lord Byron’s writing, you can buy his major works here or just get his masterpiece, the satiric, epic poem Don Juan, here. For those who are curious about his wild and crazy life, there’s a biography here. In addition, one of Angelina Jolie’s ex-husbands starred in a 2007 biopic.
But, before you go off to Amazon to get all literary on my ass, I must tell you that I’m mad about this patchwork plaid jacket. I may also be dangerous to know.
I also do my best to follow Lord Byron’s diet advice:
“A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.”
What?! It sounds good to me!