Here is Richard Chamberlain as Byron in the movie Lady Caroline Lamb (Sarah Miles)
I think he looks very Byronic!
When We Two Parted is a lovely poem about lovers breaking up, as relevant to young lovers today as it was when Byron wrote it. I could not discover who Byron was writing about, but I like to think it was some true love now lost to the ages.
The poem endures, even on YouTube.
Here is the version that I think channels Byron the closest:
Here is the version as I would have recited in my youth, when in pain over a lost love.
Here is an animated version:
The moog synthesizer-jellyfish version (I kid you not)
And the most mind-boggling of them all, the I-cannot-believe-this version:
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