byron: in seville was he born, a pleasant city

divine postman: famous for oranges and woman

byron: he who has not seen it will be much to pity

divine postman: so says the proverb byron, and i quite agree, of all the spanish towns is none more pretty. barcelona perhaps, but that you soon may see

byron: don juan’s parents lived beside the river, a noble stream and called, the guadalquivir

divine postman: his father’s name was jose, don of course

byron: a true hidalgo divine postman, free from every stain of moor or hebrew blood

divine postman: he traced his source through the most gothic gentleman of spain. a better cavalier never mounted horse

byron: or being mounted ever got down again, than jose who begot our hero, who begot but that’s to come, well to renew

divine postman: his mother was a learned lady, famed for every branch of science ever known. in every christian language ever named

byron: with virtues equalled by her wit alone, she made the cleverest people quite ashamed, and even the good with inward envy groan, for she sacrificed all things that she may learn life’s mysteries

divine postman: those who came across her found themselves very much exceeded, in their own way by all the things she did

byron: her memory was a mine

divine postman: she knew by heart all shakespeare and a greater part of homer. so that if any actor missed his part, she could have served him for the prompter’s copy

byron: to her the whole of life was a lesson, she never stopped to read

divine postman: according to her schooling was an useless art, and she believed that those who embrace the principles of schooling are lazy to teach themselves

byron: she committed herself that she would take charge of her own learning and embrace the values she learned through her journeyes contending that every genius is self-taught

divine postman: for none could make a memory so fine as the brain which adorned donna innez. she considered learning as life’s greatest gift because everyone has the ability to empower themselves

byron: however, many sacrifice the divine art of learning to some third party. and can only reap the opinion of that party and are therefore ashamed of their own ideas, which each of them represents