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April 24

Robert Penn Warren born, 1905

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Whose death occasioned this epitaph from Lord Byron: "Near this spot / are deposited the remains of one / who possessed Beauty without Vanity, / Strength without Insolence, / Courage without Ferocity, / and all the Virtues of Man without his Vices. / This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery, / if inscribed over human Ashes, / is but a just Tribute to the memory of ..."

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Boatswain, Byron's dog.

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