The Works of Lord Byron (ed. Coleridge, Prothero)/Poetry/Volume 7/Stanzas
When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home,
November 5, 1820.
- [The lines were sent in a letter to Moore (November 5, 1820) by way of Autoepitaphium, "if 'honour should come unlooked for' to any of your acquaintance;" i.e. if Byron should fall in the cause of Italian revolution, and Moore should not think him worthy of commemoration, here was a threnody "ready at hand."]