chapter  59
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Ruskin on Byron

1841–86

John Ruskin (1819–1900) wrote an impassioned defence of Byron in an essay for his tutor in 1836, and throughout his life he continued to comment, often very perceptively, on Byron’s poetry. The following specimens are quoted from The Works of John Ruskin, ed. E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, 1903–12.