The Works of Lord Byron (ed. Coleridge, Prothero)/Poetry/Volume 7/On my Wedding-Day
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
January 2, 1820.
[First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 294.]
- [Medwin (Conversations, 1824, p. 156) prints an alternative—
"You may wish me returns of the season,
Let us, prithee, have none of the day!"]