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The Works of Lord Byron (ed. Coleridge, Prothero)/Poetry/Volume 7/On my Wedding-Day


Here's a happy New Year! but with reason
I beg you'll permit me to say—
Wish me many returns of the Season,
But as few as you please of the Day[1]

January 2, 1820.
[First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 294.]

  1. [Medwin (Conversations, 1824, p. 156) prints an alternative—

    "You may wish me returns of the season,
    Let us, prithee, have none of the day!"]