From the poetry of Lord Byron they drew a system of ethics compounded of misanthropy and voluptuousness,a system in which the two great commandments were to hate your neighbour and to love your neighbours wife.
What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkable man!To be regarded in his own age as a classic, and in ours as a companion! To receive from his contemporaries that full homage which men of genius have in general received only from posterity; to be more intimately known to posterity than other men are known to their contemporaries!
On Boswells Life of Johnson (Crokers ed.). 1831.