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Man's love is of man's life a thing apart,
Don Juan. Canto i. Stanza 19-1.
In my hot youth, when George the Third was king.
So for a good old-gentlemauly vice,
I think I must take up with avariee. Stanza 216.
What is the end of Fame? 't is but to fill
A certain portion of uncertain paper. Stanza 218.
At leaving even the most unpleasant people
Canto ii. Stanza 14.
There 's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms
A solitary shriek, the bubbling cry
Of some strong swimmer in his agony. Stanza M.
All who joy would win Must share it, — Happiness was born a twin. Stanza 172.
A long, long kiss, a kiss of youth and love. Stanza 186.
Alas! the love of women! it is known
To be a lovely and a fearful thing. Stanza 199.
In her first passion, woman loves her lover:
Canto iii. Stanza 3.
He was the mildest-mannered man That ever scuttled ship or cut a throat. Stanza 41.
The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece !
Where burning Sappho loved and sung. Stanza 80.1.
1 Dans les premieres passions les femmes niment l'amant, et dans les autres siles aiment l'amour. — La Roehefoueauld, Maxim 471, ed. London, 1871.
Eternal summer gilds them yet,
Don Juan. Canto iii. Stanza 86. 1. The mountains look on Marathon,
And Marathon looks on the sea; And musing there an hour alone,
I dreamed that Greece might still be free.
Stanza 86. 3.
You have the Pyrrhie dance as yet,
Where is the Pyrrhie phalanx gone? Of two such lessons, why forget
The nobler and the manlier one? You have the letters Cadmus gave, — Think ye he meant them for a slave? Stanza 86.10.
Place me on Sunium's marbled steep,
Where nothing, save the waves and I, May hear our mutual murmurs sweep;
There, swan-like, let me sing and die. Stanza 86. 16.
But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
And if I laugh at any mortal thing,
'T is that I may not weep. Canto iv. Stanza 4.
The preeious poreelain of human elay.1 Stanza n.
"Whom the gods love die young," was said of yore.2
These two hated with a hate
Found only on the stage. Stonza 93.
1 Compare Dryden, Don Sebastian, Act i. Sc. 1. Page 231. * Quem Di diligunt
Adolescens moritur. — Plautus, Baeehus, Act iv. Sc. 6.
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Menander, apud Stoh. Flor., exx. 8. "Arcades amho," — id est, hlaekguards hoth.
Don Juan. Canto iv. Stanza 93.
I 've stood upon Achilles' tomb, And heard Troy doubted : time will doubt of Rome.
O "darkly, deeply, beautifully blue " !l
That all-softening, overpowering knell,
Canto v. Stanza 49.
The women pardoned all except her face. Stanza 113.
Heroie, stoie Cato, the sententious,
Who lent his lady to his friend Hortensius.
Canto vi. Stanza 7.
A "strange coincidence," to use a phrase
By which such things are settled nowadays. Stanza 78.
The drying up a single tear has more
Of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore.
Canto viii. Stanza 3.
Thrice happy he whose name has been well speit
In the despateh: I knew a man whose loss
Was printed Grove, although his name was Grose.
And wrinkles, the d—d demoerats, won't flatter.
Canto x. Stanza 24.
0 for a forty parson power! Stanza 34.
When Bishop Berkeley said "there was no matter," And proved it, — 't was no matter what he said.
Canto xi. Stanza 1.
And, after all, what is a lie? 'T is but
The truth in masquerade. Stanza 37.
1 Thongh in blue ocean seen Blue, darkly, deeply, beautifully hlue.
Southey, Madoc in Wales, v.
' T is strange the mind, that very fiery particle,
Don Juan. Canto xi. Stanza 59.
Of all tales 't is the saddest, — and more sad,
Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away. Stanza n.
Society is now one polished horde,
Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.
'T is strange, but true; for truth is always strange;
The Devil hath not, in all his qniver's choice,
Canto v. Stanza 13.
A lovely being, scarcely formed or moulded,
A rose with all its sweetest leaves yet folded. Stanza M.
Friendship is Love without his wings.
L'Amitie est l'Amour sans Ailee. I awoke one morning and found myself famous.
Memoranda from his Life, hy Moore, Ch. xiv.
The best of prophets of the future is the past.
Letter, Jan. 28, 1821. What say you to such a supper with such a woman ?l
Note to Letter on Bowles.
MISS FANNY STEERS.
The last link is broken
That bound me to thee,
Have rendered me free. Song.
1 Compare Lady Montagu. Page 296.
KEY. — Knowles. — HUNT. 491
F. S. KEY. 1779-1843.
And the star-spangled banner, O long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
The Star-tpangled Banner.
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a
nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto, "In God is our trust"; And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
JAMES SHERIDAN KNOWLES. 1784-1862.
A sound so fine, there 's nothing lives 'Twixt it and silence. F act v. 8c. 2.
LEIGH HUNT. 1784-1859.
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Abou Ben Adhem. And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest. Ibid.
O for a seat in some poetic nook,
Just lud with trees and sparkling with a brook!
Politics and Poetict. With spots of sunny openings, and with nooks To lie and read in, sloping into brooks.
The Story of Rimini.