Byron’s second proposal of marriage in September 1814 would lay the foundation stone for his eventual exile.
I will trust to YOU for ALL I should look up to – ALL I can love?
Obedience? You wish! I care little…
Do NOT deceive me! Can YOU promise ME a happy marriage?
STOP being difficult for surely YOU can come NOW?
YOUR sense of duty or inclination is NO longer welcome!
Wife or NOT? Is the ring MINE or NOT?
What is YOUR excuse NOW?
When? When? WELL?
I am YOURS and YOU are MINE! Be happy about it!
A obscure and ignoble marriage? How amusing!
I do NOT want time and space!
Enough of the malice! MY wish is YOUR loss!
Discipline YOURSELF? I’m sorry – NOT!