And then he thought of Donna Julia’s eyes…

He thought about himself, and the whole earth,
Of Man the wonderful, and of the Stars,
And how the deuce they ever could have birth;
And then he thought of Earthquakes, and of Wars,
How many miles the Moon might have in girth,
Of Air-balloons, and of the many bars
To perfect Knowledge of the boundless Skies;
And then he thought of Donna Julia’s eyes.

– Lord Byron, “Don Juan” (1819), Canto 18, Stanza 92

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Don Juan Ramirez, artist inknown. (Pinterest)

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