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November 2, 2012

Boone, Byron & Coleridge

Lord Byron

On this day in 1734 Daniel Boone was born. Boone was an inspiration for not just the romantic legends but the Romantic poets. Byron thought him “happiest amongst mortals anywhere,” if not an Adam in Eden:

      …Simple, serene, the antipodes of Shame,
      Which Hate nor Envy e’er could tinge with wrong;
      An active hermit, even in the age the child
      Of Nature–or the Man of Ross run wild….

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