Notes VI  




"follies tricked out so brightly that they"

In Don Juan, Canto XV, stanza 57, Byron describes a rakish pair:

SPACERHalf virtues and whole vices being combined:
Faults which attract because they are not tame,
SPACERFollies tricked out so brightly that they blind.
These seals upon her wax made no impression;
Such was her coldness or her self-possession.

Byron's influence on Pushkin and Lermontov constitutes an important Anglo-Russian connection.


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Part III
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Part IV
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Part V
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Part VI
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Part VII
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Part IX
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Part X
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Part XI
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Part XII
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©, Acknowledgments
The Author


       267   rake

A chance garden implement in a sublet residence in Ithaca, New York.


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