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His changing cheek, his sinking heart, confess:
The Bride of Abydos. Canto i. Stanza 6.
Ibid. The blind old man of Scio's rocky isle. : Canto ü. Stanza % Be thou the rainbow to the storms of life, The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, i And tints to-morrow with prophetic ray! Stanza 20. He makes a solitude, and calls it - peace !8
Toid. Hark! to the hurried question of despair: “Where is my child ?” -- an echo answers, " Where? The fatal facility of the octosyllabic verse.
The Corsair. Preface. O’er the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam, Survey our empire, and behold our home! These are our realms, no limit to their sway, Our flag the sceptre all who meet obey.
The Corsair. Canto i. Stanca 1. Oh who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried. Ibid. She walks the waters like a thing of life, And seems to dare the elements to strife.
1 See Gray, page 382.
8 Solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant (They maké solitude, which they call peace). — Tacitus: Agricola, c. 30.
4 I came to the place of my birth, and cried, "The friends of my youth, where are they?" And echo answered, "Where are they?" - Arabic MS. 5 See Churchill, page 413.
To all nations their empire will be dreadful, because their ships will sail wherever billows roll or winds can waft them. - DALRYMPLE ; Memoirs, rol. iii. p. 152.
- the magic of the mind !
The Corsair. Canto i. Stanza 8. The many still must labour for the one.
There was a laughing devil in his sneer.
Canto iii. Stanza 22. He left a corsair's name to other times, Link'd with one virtue and a thousand crimes.?
Stanza 24. Lord of himself, - that heritage of woe!
Lara. Canto i. Stanza 2.
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
Meet in her aspect and her eyes ;
Hebrew Melodies. She walks in Beauty.
The Destruction of Sennacherib.
The nightingale's high note is heard;
Parisina. Stanza 1.
1 See Burton, page 186. 2 The subject of these lines was Mrs. R. Wilmot. üi. p. 7.
Berry Memoirs, vol.
Yet in my lineaments they trace
Parisina. Stanza 13.
Fare thee well.
Born in the garret, in the kitchen bred. A Sketch
In the wide waste there still is a tree,
Stanzas to Augusta.
Epistle to Augusta. Stanza 3. When all of genius which can perish dies.
Monody on the Death of Sheridan. Line 22. Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
Line 68 Who track the steps of glory to the grave.
Prisoner of Chillon. Stanza 8. And both were young, and one was beautiful.
The Dream. Stanza 2. And to his
eye There was but one beloved face on earth, And that was shining on him.
1 See Congreve, page 294.
2 Natura il fece, e poi ruppe la stampa (Nature made him, and then broke the mould). — Ariosto: Orlando Furioso, canto 2. stanza 84.
The idea that Nature lost the perfect mould has been a favorite one with all song-writers and poets, and is found in the literature of all European nations. Book of English Songs, p. 28.
She was his life,
The Dream. Stanza 2.
A change came o'er the spirit of my dream. .
Stanza 3. And they were canopied by the blue sky, So cloudless, clear, and purely beautiful That God alone was to be seen in heaven.
Stanza 4. There's not a joy the world can give like that it takes
Stanzas for Music. I had a dream which was not all a dream. Darkness
My boat is on the shore,
bark is on the sea;
To Thomas Moore.
And a smile to those who hate;
Were 't the last drop in the well,
As I gasp'd upon the brink,
'Tis to thee that I would drink.
So we'll go no more a-roving
So we'u go.
They crowned him long ago
Manfred. Act i. Sc. 1.
She floats upon the river of his thoughts. — LONGFELLOW; The Spanish
Studeni, act ii. sc.3.
2 With a beart for any fate. — LONGFELLOW : A Psalm of Life.
But we, who name ourselves its sovereigns, we,
Manfred. Act i. Sc. 2.
Act ii. Sc. 1. The heart ran o'er With silent worship of the great of old ! The dead but sceptred sovereigns, who still rule Our spirits from their urns.
Act iii. Sc. 4, Which makes life itself a lie, Flattering dust with eternity. Sardanapalus. Act i. Sc. 2. By all that's good and glorious.
Ibid. I am the very slave of circumstance And impulse, — borne away with every breath!
Act it. Sc. 1. The dust we tread upon was once alive. For most men (till by losing rendered sager) Will back their own opinions by a wager.
Beppo. Stanza 27. Soprano, basso, even the contra-alto, Wished him five fathom under the Rialto.
Stanza 32. His heart was one of those which most enamour us, – Wax to receive, and marble to retain."
Stanza 34. Besides, they always smell of bread and butter.
Stanza 39. That soft bastard Latin, Which melts like kisses from a female mouth. Stanza 44 Heart on her lips, and soul within her eyes, Soft as her clime, and sunny as her skies.
Stanza 8. O Mirth and Innocence ! O milk and water! Ye happy mixtures of more happy days.
1 My heart is wax to be moulded as she pleases, but enduring to retain. — CERVANTES: The Little Gypsy.