Scrope Berdmore Davies


Gamblers - Rowlandson
Gamblers - Rowlandson

Davies was educated at Eton and Cambridge, and spent most of his adult life gambling and drinking. He was forced to leave England because of his debts around 1820, and died in Ostend.

Byron writes to his friend Hobhouse on 20 September 1811:

Our friend Scrope is a pleasant person, a 'facetious companion' & 'well respected by all who know him', he laughs with the living, though he dont weep with the dead, yet I believe he would do that also, could it do them good service..



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