Lord Byron's daughter Ada was born on 10th December 1815 to his wife Ann Isabella Milbanke, who left Byron the following year. The poet always had great affection for his daughter, happy that her appearance reminded him very much of his wife. 'Is thy face like thy mother's, my fair child ! / Ada ! sole daughter of my house and heart' / When last I saw thy young blue eyes they smiled ... (Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto III, I). Engraved by W.H. Mote, after a drawing by F. Stone.