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Written at Athens
January 16, 1810

The spell is broke the charm is flown:
    Thus is it with life's fitful fever:
We madly smile when we should groan;
    Delirium is our best deceiver.

Each lucid interval of thought
    Recalls the woes of Nature's charter.
And he that acts as wise men ought,
    But lies, as saints have died a martyr.
                Lord Byron

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