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Shortly after Byron's birth , the profligate captain abandoned his stout , plain , irascible wife , whose fortune he had squandered just as he had his previous wife's . Mrs. Byron returned to Scotland , where she rented lodgings in ...
Parisina presents a domestic and dynastic tragedy from fifteenth - century Ferrara , where Azo Prince of Este ( Byron's version of Niccolò III ) discovers the adultery of his second wife , Parisina , and his illegitimate son Hugo and ...
... enriched himself until he felt inclined to come home with his ill - gotten gains , passed off as the profits of “ a true Turkey - merchant ” as he reclaims “ [ h ] is wife , religion , house , and Christian name ” ( 4 : 159 ) .