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I am the very slave of circumstance And impulse--borne away with every breath.


Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

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As winds come whispering lightly from the West, Kissing, not ruffling, the blue deep's serene.
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Blushed like the waves of hell.
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He smiles, and sleeps!--sleep on And smile, thou little, young inheritor Of a world scarce les...
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Dear authors! suit your topics to your strength, And ponder well your subject, and its length; ...
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But every fool describes, in these bright days, His wondrous journey to some foreign court, An...
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And gazed around them to the left and right With the prophetic eye of appetite.
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Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.
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Her glossy hair was cluster'd o'er a brow Bright with intelligence, and fair and smooth; Her e...
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'Tis pleasant purchasing our fellow-creatures; And all are to be sold, if you consider Their p...
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Kathleen Mavourneen, the gray dawn is breaking, The horn of the hunter is heard on the hill, T...
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There is no future pang Can deal that justice on the self condemn'd He deals on his own soul.
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Modesty is the only sure bait when you are fishing for praise.
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Put himself upon his good behavior.
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As soon Seek roses in December--ice in June, Hope, constancy in wind, or corn in chaff; ...
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Pure friendship's well-feigned blush.
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Where the light wings of Zephyr, oppress'd with perfume, Wax faint o'er the gardens of Gul in her ...
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From the mingled strength of shade and light A new creation rises to my sight, Such heav'nly f...
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The stars are forth, the moon above the tops Of the snow-shining mountains--Beautiful! I linge...
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A would-be satirist, a hired buffoon, A monthly scribbler of some low lampoon, Condemn'd to dr...
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Imperial Waltz! imported from the Rhine (Famed for the growth of pedigrees and wine), Long be...
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Hot from the hands promiscuously applied, Round the slight waist, or down the glowing side.
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I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
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Then farewell, Horace; whom I hated so, Not for thy faults, but mine.
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The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece! Where burning Sappho loved and sung. Where grew the ...
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Perhaps the early grave Which men weep over may be meant to save.
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Oh, Christ! it is a goodly sight to see What Heaven hath done for this delicious land!
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Right--that will do for the marines.
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There was no great disparity of years, Though much in temper; but they never clash'd, They mov...
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For talk six times with the same single lady, And you may get the wedding dress ready.
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On, Amos Cottle!--Phoebus! what a name!
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He left a Corsair's name to other times, Linked with one virtue, and a thousand crimes.
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I have a passion for the name of "Mary," For once it was a magic sound to me, And still it hal...
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Friendship is Love without his wings!
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Eternal Spirit of the chainless Mind! Brightest in dungeons, Liberty! thou art, For there thy...
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There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.
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But these are foolish things to all the wise, And I love wisdom more than she loves me; My ten...
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And both were young, and one was beautiful.
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She had a good opinion of advice, Like all who give and eke receive it gratis, For which small...
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Christians have burnt each other, quite persuaded. That all the Apostles would have done as they d...
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A little curly-headed, good-for-nothing, And mischief-making monkey from his birth.
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Man is a carnivorous production, And must have meals, at least one meal a day; He cannot live,...
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How beauteous are rouleaus! how charming chests Containing ingots, bags of dollars, coins (No...
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For I am a weed, Flung from the rock, on Ocean's foam, to sail, Where'er the surge may sweep, ...
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Oh that the desert were my dwelling-place!
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Hereditary bondsmen! Know ye not Who would be free themselves must strike the blow?
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'Tis strange the mind, that very fiery particle, Should let itself be snuff'd out by an article.
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Father! no prophet's laws I seek,-- Thy laws in Nature's works appear;-- I own myself corrupt...
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Father of Light! great God of Heaven! Hear'st thou the accents of despair? Can guilt like man...
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And wrinkles, the d--d democrats, won't flatter.
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Nor all that heralds rake from coffin'd clay, Nor florid prose, nor honied lies of rhyme, Can ...
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Christians have burnt each other, quite persuaded. That all the Apostles would have done as they d...
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'Tis enough-- Who listens once will listen twice; Her heart be sure is not of ice, And o...
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If a man proves too clearly and convincingly to himself . . . that a tiger is an optical illusion--...
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Sweet is old wine in bottles, ale in barrels.
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O Rome! my country! city of the soul!
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The tenor's voice is spoilt by affectation, And for the bass, the beast can only bellow; In fa...
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She bears her down majestically near, Speed on her prow, and terror in her tier.
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She walks the waters like a thing of life, And seems to dare the elements to strife.
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In solitude, when we are least alone.
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Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his own cou...
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My boat is on the shore, And my bark is on the sea: But, before I go, Tom Moore, Here's ...
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Oh! too convincing--dangerously dear-- In woman's eye the unanswerable tear! That weapon of h...
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So bright the tear in Beauty's eye, Love half regrets to kiss it dry.
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Where may the wearied eye repose, When gazing on the Great; Where neither guilty glory glows, ...
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While Washington's a watchword, such as ne'er Shall sink while there's an echo left to air.
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And nearer as they came, a genial savour Of certain stews, and roast-meats, and pilaus. Things...
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And circumstance, that unspiritual god, And miscreator, makes and helps along Our coming evils...
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I live not in myself, but I become Portion of that around me; and to me High mountains are a f...
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And hold up to the sun my little taper.
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'Twas blow for blow, disputing inch by inch, For one would not retreat, nor t'other flinch.
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Like to the apples on the Dead Sea's shore, All ashes to the taste.
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Look! how he laughs and stretches out his arms, And opens wide his blue eyes upon thine, To h...
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And these vicissitudes come best in youth; For when they happen at a riper age, People are apt...
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Eternity forbids thee to forget.
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The nympholepsy of some fond despair.
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Let's not unman each other--part at once; All farewells should be sudden, when forever, Else t...
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Exhausting thought, And having wisdom with each studious year.
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"Yet doth he live!" exclaims th' impatient heir, And sighs for sables which he must not wear.
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Better to sink beneath the shock Than moulder piecemeal on the rock!
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Smiles form the channels of a future tear.
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May Moorland weavers boast Pindaric skill, And tailors' lays be longer than their bill! While ...
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Who track the steps of Glory to the grave.
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O ye! who teach the ingenious youth of nations, Holland, France, England, Germany or Spain, I...
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Most glorious night! Thou wert not sent for slumber!
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A long, long kiss, a kiss of youth, and love.
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Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.
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Nor ear can hear nor tongue can tell The tortures of that inward hell!
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When health, affrighted, spreads her rosy wing, And flies with every changing gale of spring.
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Farce follow'd Comedy, and reach'd her prime. In ever-laughing Foote's fantastic time; Mad wag...
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A thousand hearts beat happily; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes look...
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On with the dance! let joy be unconfin'd; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet.
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And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but The truth in masquerade.
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I tell him, if a clergyman, he lies! If captains the remark, or critics, make, Why they lie al...
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A lovely being, scarcely formed or moulded, A rose with all its sweetest leaves yet folded.
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Hark! to the hurried question of Despair "Where is my child?"--An echo answers-- "Where?"
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And to his eye There was but one beloved face on earth, And that was shining on him.
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Shrine of the mighty! can it be, That this is all remains of thee?
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Fair Greece! and relic of departed worth! Immortal, though no more; though fallen great!
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Know ye the land where the cypress and myrtle Are emblems of deeds that are done in their clime, ...
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Of all The fools who flock'd to swell or see the show Who car'd about the corpse? The funeral...
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The careful pilot of my proper woe.
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My heart is feminine, nor can forget-- To all, except one image, madly blind; So shakes the ne...
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A mighty mass of brick, and smoke, and shipping, Dirty and dusty, but as wide as eye Could rea...
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I can't but say it is an awkward sight To see one's native land receding through The growing w...
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For most men (till by losing rendered sager) Will back their own opinion is by a wager.
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Ovid's a rake, as half his verses show him, Anacreon's morals are a still worse sample, Catull...
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There comes For ever something between us and what We deem our happiness.
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An infant when it gazes on a light, A child the moment when it drains the breast, A devotee wh...
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And whispering, "I will ne'er consent," consented.
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Oh! too convincing--dangerously dear-- In woman's eye the unanswerable tear! That weapon of h...
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He who surpasses or subdues mankind, Must look down on the hate of those below.
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I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war. [Lat., Iniquissimam pacem justissimo bel...
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Mark! where his carnage and his conquests cease, He makes a solitude and calls it--peace!
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For Freedom's battle once begun, Bequeath'd by bleeding sire to son, Though baffled oft is eve...
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Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying, Streams like the thunder-storm against the wind.
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For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?
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Earth! render back from out thy breast A remnant of our Spartan dead! Of the three hundred gr...
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Heroic, stoic Cato, the sententious, Who lent his lady to his friend Hortensius.
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The power of Thought,--the magic of the Mind!
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What exile from himself can flee? To zones, though more and more remote, Still, still pursues,...
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All Heaven and Earth are still, though not in sleep, But breathless, as we grow when feeling most.
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The fatal facility of the octosyllabic verse.
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Oh, for one hour of blind old Dandolo, Th' octogenarian chief, Byzantium's conquering foe!
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The castled crag of Drachenfels, Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine, Whose breast of water...
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Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection.
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Ye tuneful cobblers! still your notes prolong, Compose at once a slipper and a song; So shall...
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But 'midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men, To hear, to see, to feel, and to possess, And...
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"Darkly, deeply, beautifully blue," As some one somewhere sings about the sky.
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'Twas twilight, and the sunless day went down Over the waste of waters; like a veil, Which, if...
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Parting day Dies like the dolphin, whom each pang imbues With a new colour as it gasps away, ...
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Jack was embarrassed--never hero more, And as he knew not what to say, he swore.
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In Venice, Tass's echoes are no more, And silent rows the songless gondolier; Her palaces are ...
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The heart ran o'er With silent worship of the great of old!-- The dead, but sceptred sovereign...
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Few things surpass old wine; and they may preach Who please, the more because they preach in vain,...
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And one by one in turn, some grand mistake Casts off its bright skin yearly like the snake.
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So sweet the blush of bashfulness, E'en pity scarce can wish it less!
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The mellow autumn came, and with it came The promised party, to enjoy its sweets. The corn is ...
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That all-softening, overpowering knell, The tocsin of the soul--the dinner bell.
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But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thought produces That...
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Born in the garret, in the kitchen bred.
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And dreams in their development have breath, And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy; Th...
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A change came o'er the spirit of my dream.
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The light of love, the purity of grace, The mind, the Music breathing from her face, The heart...
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Be hypocritical, be cautious, be Not what you seem but always what you see.
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"Not to admire, is all the art I know (Plain truth, dear Murray, needs few flowers of speech) ...
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And angling too, that solitary vice, What Izaak Walton sings or says: The quaint, old, cruel c...
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A quiet conscience makes one so serene! Christians have burnt each other, quite persuaded That...
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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is so...
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Think not I am what I appear.
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By all that's good and glorious.
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And Doubt and Discord step 'twixt thine and thee.
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Once more upon the waters! yet once more! And the waves bound beneath me as a steed That know...
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He ne'er presumed to make an error clearer;-- In short, there never was a better hearer.
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Yet how much less it were to gain, Though thou hast left me free, The loveliest things that st...
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And whispering, "I will ne'er consent," consented.
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Of all tales 'tis the saddest--and more sad, Because it makes us smile.
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When age chills the blood, when our pleasures are past-- For years fleet away with the wings of th...
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For the night Shows stars and women in a better light.
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The waves were dead; the tides were in their grave, The Moon, their Mistress, had expired before; ...
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No Sane man will dance.
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And then he danced;--all foreigners excel The serious Angles in the eloquence Of pantomime;--h...
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Ah! were I sever'd from thy side, Where were thy friend and who my guide? Years have not seen...
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A thousand years scarce serve to form a state; An hour may lay it in the dust.
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Sweet is revenge--especially to women.
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She walks in beauty like the night Of cloudless chimes and starry skies; And all that's best o...
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Who doth not feel, until his failing sight Faints into dimness with its own delight, His chang...
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It is the hour when from the boughs The nightingale's high note is heard; It is the hour when ...
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And be the Spartan's epitaph on me-- "Sparta hath many a worthier son than he."
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There was a sound of revelry by night, And Belgium's capital had gather'd then Her Beauty and ...
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Not fewer than three nor more than nine. [Lat., Neque pauciores tribus, neque plures novem.]
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Yon Sun that sets upon the sea We follow in his flight; Farewell awhile to him and thee, ...
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Cooped in their winged sea-girt citadel.
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Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe, Sadder than owl-songs or the midnight blast; Is that ...
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Be thou the rainbow to the storms of life! The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, And t...
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Oh! nature's noblest gift--my gray-goose quill! Slave of my thoughts, obedient to my will, To...
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Such hath it been--shall be--beneath the sun The many still must labour for the one.
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These two hated with a hate Found only on the stage.
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Hope, withering, fled--and Mercy sighed farewell.
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. . . all who joy would win Must share it.--Happiness was born a twin.
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Oh, Mirth and Innocence! Oh, Milk and Water! Ye happy mixture of more happy days!
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The tree of knowledge is not that of life.
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Sweet is revenge--especially to women.
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. . . all who joy would win Must share it.--Happiness was born a twin.
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One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
They never fail who die In a great cause.
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
She was a good deal shock'd; not shock'd at tears, For women shed and use them at their liking; ...
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
All human history attests That happiness for man,--the hungry sinner!-- Since Eve ate apples, ...
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
But now being lifted into high society, And having pick'd up several odds and ends Of free tho...
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
My days are in the yellow leaf; The flowers and fruits of love are gone; The worm, the canker,...
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
Sound the loud timbrel o'er Egypt's dark sea! Jehovah hath triumphed--his people are free. -...
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
With more capacity for love than earth Bestows on most of mortal mould and birth, His early dr...
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
But yet she listen'd--'tis enough-- Who listens once will listen twice; Her heart, be sure, is...
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)