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The power of thought, – the magic of the mind!
The Corsair. Cunto i. Stanza 8. The many still must labour for the one.
There was a laughing devil in his sneer.
Hope withering fled, and Mercy sighed farewell !
He left a corsair's name to other times,
Lord of himself, – that heritage of woe!
Lara. Canto i. Stanza 2.
She walks in beauty, like the night
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. — Berry Memoirs, vol. iii. p. 7.
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, Stanzu 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. Stanzn 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 . 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.
There's not a joy the world can give like that it takes away.
Stanzas for Music.
I had a dream which was not all a dream.
My boat is on the shore,
bark is on the sea;
To Thomas Moore.
Here's a sigh to those who love me,
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'll go.
They crowned him long ago
With a diadem of snow. Manfred. Act i. Sc. 1.
1 She floats upon the river of his thoughts. — Longfellow: The Spanish Student, act ii. sc. 3.
2 With a heart 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. Much 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 iv. 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 45. 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 as marble to retain. — CERVANTES: The Little Gypsy.
And if we do but watch the hour,
Marino Faliero. Act ii. Sc. 2. Whose game was empires and whose stakes were thrones, Whose table earth, whose dice were human bones.
Age of Bronze Stanza 3. I loved my country, and I hated him.
The Vision of Judgment. lxxxiii. Sublime tobacco ! which from east to west Cheers the tar's labour or the Turkman's rest.
The Island. Canto ii. Stanza 19. Divine in hookas, glorious in a pipe When tipp'd with amber, mellow, rich, and ripe; Like other charmers, wooing the caress More dazzlingly when daring in full dress; Yet thy true lovers more admire by far Thy naked beauties — give me a cigar!
Ibid. My days are in the yellow leaf;
The flowers and fruits of love are gone;
On my Thirty-sixth Year. Brave men were living before Agamemnon.'
Don Juan. Canto i. Stanza 5. In virtues nothing earthly could surpass her, Save thine “incomparable oil,” Macassar ! Stanza 17. But, oh ye lords of ladies intellectual, Inform us truly, — have they not henpeck'd you all ?
i Vixerunt fortes ante Agamemnona
HORACE : Ode iv. 9. 25.