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(After a quack doctor subjected him to painful, futile treatments for his foot, London specialists prescribed a corrective boot, later fitted with a brace, which the patient often refused to wear.) He also formed the first of those passionate attachments with other, chiefly younger, boys that he would enjoy throughout his life; before reaching his teen years he had been sexually initiated by his maid.
There can be little doubt that he had strong bisexual tendencies, though relationships with women seem generally, but not always, to have satisfied his emotional needs more fully.
The most flamboyant and notorious of the major Romantics, George Gordon, Lord Byron, was likewise the most fashionable poet of the day.
He created an immensely popular Romantic hero—defiant, melancholy, haunted by secret guilt—for which, to many, he seemed the model.
He asked that she consider him "not only as ." As he grew apart from his coarse, often violent, mother, he drew closer to Augusta. During "the most romantic period of [his] life," he experienced a "violent, though , love and passion" for John Edleston, a choirboy at Trinity two years younger than he.
Byron attended Trinity College, Cambridge, intermittently from October 1805 until July 1808, when he received an M. Intellectual pursuits interested him less than such London diversions as fencing and boxing lessons, the theater, demimondes, and gambling.
In November 1806 he distributed around Southwell his first book of poetry.
, printed at his expense and anonymously, collects the poems inspired by his early infatuations, friendships, and experiences at Harrow, Cambridge, and elsewhere.
She was as likely to mock his lameness as to consult doctors about its correction.
It was as a published poet that Byron returned to Cambridge in June 1807.
Besides renewing acquaintances, he formed an enduring friendship with John Cam Hobhouse—his beloved "Hobby." Inclined to liberalism in politics, Byron joined Hobhouse in the Cambridge Whig Club.
When his literary adviser, the Reverend John Thomas Becher, a local minister, objected to the frank eroticism of certain lines, Byron suppressed the volume.
A revised and expurgated selection of verses appeared in January 1807 as , "By George Gordon, Lord Byron, A Minor," was published in June.
In the summer of 1803 he fell so deeply in love with his distant cousin, the beautiful-and engaged-Mary Chaworth of Annesley Hall, that he interrupted his education for a term to be near her.