Happy Valentine’s Day! University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives celebrates this day by gently thumbing through an 1853 volume of Lord Byron’s Poetic Works. This volume includes a Byron poem which has been called one of the most romantic in the English language:
Researchers do not agree on Byron’s inspiration for the verse but it is thought it may have been his cousin who was mourning her husband’s death.
MG 5401 (University of Idaho Committee on Student Organizations Records, 1913-1918)