Lord Byron refused to let his friends constantly use the formal terms of address or his title. He told them he was content to be called Byron and he would also accept even the initials L.B. alone that some of them chose to use. If therefore, he, a poet and an aristocrat, did not think he was demeaned by such acceptance, I, a commoner, am surely not demeaned by preferring the use of the impersonal initials P.B.
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