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John Polidori

Postby Raphael » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:47 pm

Another young Regency writer who passed away young- born and died the same years as our dear Junkets. Also he did medical training as well. (And he had to put up with the snobbery of Lord Byron, again like our dear Junkets.) Shame the two Johns never met- they might have become good friends.


http://omni.sytes.net/polidori.htm
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

Peter Sanson, 1995.
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Re: John Polidori

Postby Raphael » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:40 pm

[banned member] wrote:I really enjoyed reading this Raphael - many thanks. I loved the bit about Goethe's declaring "The Vampyre" as Byron's masterpiece; very funny. I think our lord and master Byron would have been well suited to today's age of 'celebrity'. Back to Polidori - a terrible end for a talented young man. Rejected by Christianity - now there's a surprise.

Thanks again, Peter


Byron was a rogue and would relish being in the news today! Poor John Polidori- he wasn't appreciated at all.
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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