george gordon byron 6th baron byron

When a man hath no freedom to fight for a home,
Let him combat for that of his neighbours;
Let him think of the glories of Greece and of Rome,
And get knocked on the head for his labours.

To do good to mankind is the chivalrous plan,
And is always as nobly requited;
Then battle for freedom wherever you can,
And, if not shot or hanged, you’ll get knighted.

—  Stanzas, by Lord George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, FRS