pandemo (pandemo) wrote,

On Adultery -- George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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    What men call gallantry,
    and gods adultery,
    is much more common
    where the climate's sultry.
      -- Lord Byron

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron (January 22, 1788 - April 19, 1824) was an Anglo-Scottish poet and leading figure in Romanticism. Among his best-known works are the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. The latter remained incomplete upon his death.

(Edit) I spent so much time working out the layout flukes so it would display the way I really envisioned it that I FORGOT to rebut his remarks. I do NOT think a man gallant when he commits adultery! I also think that is a universal tendency, rather than more commonly practiced in certain climates. I wonder if the research were done (probably has been done someplace...) on indigenous societies, more "permissive" (sexually speaking) would be found in any certain type of climate... Certainly completeness of dress would be affected by climate, but I can't see that as necessarily indicating sexual behavior.


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