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The Works of Lord Byron (ed. Coleridge, Prothero)/Poetry/Volume 7/R. C. Dallas

[R. C. DALLAS.][1]

Yes! wisdom shines in all his mien,
Which would so captivate, I ween,
Wisdom's own goddess Pallas;
That she'd discard her fav'rite owl,
And take for pet a brother fowl,
Sagacious R. C. Dallas.

[First published, Life, Writings, Opinions, etc., 1825, ii. 192.]

  1. ["A person observing that Mr. Dallas looked very wise on a certain occasion, his Lordship is said to have broke out into the following impromptu."—Life, Writings, Times, and Opinions of Lord Byron, 1825, ii. 191.]