Lord Byron Quote
Is it not life, is it not the thing?—Could any man have written it—who has not lived in the world?—and tooled in a post-chaise? in a hackney coach? in a gondola? Against a wall? in a court carriage? in a vis-à-vis?—on a table?—and under it?
letter to Douglas Kinnaird, 26 October 1819; in L. A. Marchand (ed.) Byron's Letters and Journals vol. 6 (1978)