Don Juan
George Gordon Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Canto the First

     If any person doubt it, I appeal
     To history, tradition, and to facts,
     To newspapers, whose truth all know and feel,
     To plays in five, and operas in three acts;
     All these confirm my statement a good deal,
     But that which more completely faith exacts
     Is, that myself, and several now in Seville,
     Saw Juan's last elopement with the Devil.