Byron - Sardanapalus

One of Byron's works,Sardanapalus, is a tragedy about a bored, luxurious monarch who one day in a pique of ennui has all of his possessions, slaves, etc and himself destroyed and burned. Below: The Death of Sardanapalus by Eugene Delacroix

He must be roused In his effeminate heart

There is a careless courage which Corruption

Has not all quenched, and latent energies,

Repressed by circumstance, but not destroyed -

Steeped, but not drowned, in deep, voluptuousness.