As we know that no one lives forever and seven months after Lord B’s most facetious letter – his Mamma-At-Law died on Monday January 28 in 1822.
More than 228 years have now passed since that ‘involuntary Act of coming into the World’ for May 17 is the birthday of Anne Isabella, Lady Noel Byron, the Poet’s ‘Princess of Parallelograms’ and the woman he later said was ‘born for my destruction.’
Born on Ascension Day in 1792 in County Durham, she was the cherished only child of Sir Ralph and the Hon. Judith Milbanke who had lived through a marriage of over 15 years, childlessness and hope in anticipation of the arrival of their ‘’little angel’…
Do YOU still like me? Can YOU hear ME? Sweetheart?
Come to MY heart dear BEFORE I object!
The ONLY persons in the world best suited to each other? Don’t make ME laugh!
Help ME and I shall obey YOU!
Mrs Leigh’s countenance and THOSE newspapers!
A future nephew? SO proud!
Waiting here alone… My thoughts are with you!
They swore eternal friendship? I may as well pause HERE!