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Some years ago I worked on 6 of the 7 volumes of The Works of Lord Byron for the Project Gutenberg editions [1], which entailed careful reading of every line. Which led to reading the Fiona McCarthy biography. Yeah, he was a shit no doubt, but he had an astounding, rarely-equalled talent as well. Verse just poured out of him. He had a high intelligence and great sensitivity to emotional nuance -- those are common enough qualities -- but was utterly unique in that, whatever he thought, he could express in perfectly-chosen words fit to exact meter and rhyme.

[1] http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=works+of+lord+...

[2] https://smile.amazon.com/Byron-Life-Legend-Fiona-MacCarthy/d...

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