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Still others are political poems — biblical in their details but relevant by inference to Napoleonic Europe ( “ Vision of Belshazzar , " " The Destruction of Semnacherib " ) or Regency England ( “ Herod's Lament for Mariamne " ) .
The meter reminiscent of Moore , the tribute to his talent in the poem's final phrase , and his involvement in the poem's first publication all seem to suggest Byron's sense that he and Moore shared similar if not identical feelings on ...
Evolving over six months ( September 1812 to March 1813 ) and through 7 of the 14 editions that preceded its incorporation in the first collected edition of Byron's poems ( 1815 ) , the poem grew by accretion . Writing on 26 August 1813 ...