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When we two parted In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted, To sever for years. Lord Byron
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My days are in the yellow leaf; The flowers and fruits of love are gone; The worm, the canker, and the grief, Are mine alone! Lord Byron
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Romances paint at full length people's wooing. But only give a bust of marriages. Lord Byron
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Despair and Genius are too oft connected Lord Byron
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Romances I never read like those I have seen. Lord Byron
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Think'st thou existence doth depend on time? It doth; but actions are our epochs. Lord Byron
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Tis the perception of the beautiful, A fine extension of the faculties, Platonic, universal, wonderful, Drawn from the stars, and filtered through the skies, Without which life would be extremely dull Lord Byron
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May Moorland weavers boast Pindaric skill, And tailors' lays be longer than their bill! While punctual beaux reward the grateful notes, And pay for poems-when they pay for coats. Lord Byron
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Ecclesiastes said that "all is vanity," Most modern preachers say the same, or show it By their examples of true Christianity: In short, all know, or very short may know it. Lord Byron
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I live, but live to die: and, living, see nothing to make death hateful, save an innate clinging, a loathsome and yet all invincible instinct of life, which I abhor, as I despise myself, yet cannot overcome - and so I live. Would I had never lived! Lord Byron
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Go let thy less than woman's hand Assume the distaff not the brand. Lord Byron
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It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem -and in my esteem age is not estimable. Lord Byron
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Oh! might I kiss those eyes of fire, A million scarce would quench desire; Still would I steep my lips in bliss, And dwell an age on every kiss; Nor then my soul should sated be, Still would I kiss and cling to thee: Nought should my kiss from thine dissever, Still would we kiss and kiss for ever; E'en though the numbers did exceed The yellow harvest's countless seed; To part would be a vain endeavour: Could I desist? -ah! never-never. Lord Byron
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With common men There needs too oft the show of war to keep The substance of sweet peace, and for a king, 'Tis sometimes better to be fear'd than lov'd. Lord Byron
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Experience has taught me that the only friends we can call our own, who can have no change, are those over whom the grave has closed; the seal of death is the only seal of friendship. Lord Byron
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For no one cares for matrimonial cooings, There's nothing wrong in a connubial kiss. Lord Byron
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The ship from Ceylon, Inde, or far Cathay, unloads for him the fragrant produce of each trip. Lord Byron
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Fresh feres will dry the bright blue eye We late saw streaming o'er. Lord Byron
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There is a temple in ruins stands, Fashion'd by long forgotten hands: Two or three columns, and many a stone, Marble and granite, with grass o'ergrown! Lord Byron
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His speech was a fine sample, on the whole, Of rhetoric, which the learn'd call rigmarole. Lord Byron
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Skill'd by a touch to deepen scandal's tints, With all the high mendacity of hints, While mingling truth with falsehood, sneers with smiles, A thread of candor with a web of wiles. Lord Byron
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Ecclesiastes said that all is vanity, Most modern preachers say the same, or show it By their examples of true Christianity: In short, all know, or very short may know it. Lord Byron
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So let him stand, through ages yet unborn, Fix'd statue on the pedestal of Scorn. Lord Byron
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The death-shot hissing from afar - The shock - the shout - the groan of war - Reverberate along that vale, More suited to the shepherd's tale: Though few the numbers - theirs the strife, That neither spares, nor speaks for life. Lord Byron
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His tact, too, temper'd him from grave to gay, And taught him when to be reserved or free. Lord Byron
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Whatsoe'er thy birth, Thou wert a beautiful thought and softly bodied forth. Lord Byron
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There is no traitor like him whose domestic treason plants the poniard within the breast which trusted to his truth. Lord Byron
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I make a declaration every spring, Of reformation ere the year run out, But somehow this my vestal vary takes wing. Lord Byron
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Mighty Nature bounds as from her birth, The sun is in the heavens, and life on earth; Flowers in the valley, splendor in the beam, Health on the gale, and freshness in the stream. Lord Byron
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Ye tuneful cobblers! still your notes prolong, Compose at once a slipper and a song; So shall the fair your handiwork peruse, Your sonnets sure shall please - perhaps your shoes. Lord Byron
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A sword laid by, Which eats into itself, and rusts ingloriously. Lord Byron
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And rash enthusiasm in good society Were nothing but a moral inebriety. Lord Byron
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She was a soft landscape of mild earth, Where all was harmony, and calm, and quiet, Luxuriant, budding; cheerful without mirth, Which, if not happiness, is much more nigh it Than are your mighty passions. Lord Byron
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Thus, as the stream and ocean greet, With waves that madden as they meet - Thus join the bands whom mutual wrong, And fate and fury drive along. Lord Byron
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Which cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires The young, makes Weariness forget his toil, And Fear her danger; opens a new world When this, the present, palls. Lord Byron
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Here and there some stern high patriot stood, Who could not get the place for which he sued. Lord Byron
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In secret we met - In silence I grieve, That thy heart could forget, Thy spirit deceive. If I should meet thee After long years, How should I greet thee? - With silence and tears Lord Byron
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Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. Lord Byron
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Adversity is the first path to truth. Lord Byron
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The 'good old times' - all times when old are good. Lord Byron
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If I could always read, I should never feel the want of company. Lord Byron
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He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly? Lord Byron
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I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions. Lord Byron
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I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff-box from an emperor. Lord Byron
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Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding his out-of-the-way notions about religion. Lord Byron
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My slumbers-if I slumber-are not sleep, But a continuance of enduring thought, Which then I can resist not: in my heart There is a vigil, and these eyes but close To look within; and yet I live, and bear The aspect and the form of breathing men. Lord Byron
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The music, and the banquet, and the wine- The garlands, the rose odors, and the flowers, The sparkling eyes, and flashing ornaments- The white arms and the raven hair-the braids, And bracelets; swan-like bosoms, and the necklace, An India in itself, yet dazzling not. Lord Byron
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Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection. Lord Byron
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And those who saw, it did surprise, Such drops could fall from human eyes. Lord Byron
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Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe, Sadder than owl-songs or the midnight blast, Is that portentous phrase, 1 told you so, Uttered by friends, those prophets of the past. Lord Byron
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This is the way that physicians mend or end us, Secundum artem: but although we sneer In health - when ill, we call them to attend us, Without the least propensity to jeer. Lord Byron
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O Gold! I still prefer thee unto paper, Which makes bank credit like a bark of vapour. Lord Byron
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Ready money is Aladdin's lamp. Lord Byron
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Ah! surely Nothing dies but Something mourns! Lord Byron
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And if we do but watch the hour, There never yet was human power Which could evade, if unforgiven, The patient search and vigil long Of him who treasures up a wrong. Lord Byron
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It is the hour when from the boughs The nightingale's high note is heard; It is the hour when lovers' vows Seem sweet in every whisper'd word. Lord Byron
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There's not a joy the world can give like that it takes away. Lord Byron
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A man must serve his time to every trade Save censure-critics are ready-made. Lord Byron
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Such is the aspect of this shore; 'T is Greece, but living Greece no more! So coldly sweet, so deadly fair, We start, for soul is wanting there. Lord Byron
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Who track the steps of glory to the grave. Lord Byron
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The sky is changed,-and such a change! O night And storm and darkness! ye are wondrous strong, Yet lovely in your strength, as is the light Of a dark eye in woman! Far along, From peak to peak, the rattling crags among, Leaps the live thunder. Lord Byron
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Once more upon the waters! yet once more! And the waves bound beneath me as a steed That knows his rider. Lord Byron
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The waves were dead; the tides were in their grave, The moon, their mistress, had expir'd before; The winds were wither'd in the stagnant air, And the clouds perish'd; Darkness had no need Of aid from them-She was the Universe. Lord Byron
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This quiet sail is as a noiseless wing To waft me from distraction. Lord Byron
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In the desert a fountain is springing, In the wide waste there still is a tree, And a bird in the solitude singing, Which speaks to my spirit of thee Lord Byron
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Let no man grumble when his friends fall off, As they will do like leaves at the first breeze; When your affairs come round, one way or t'other, Go to the coffee house, and take another. Lord Byron
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Be warm, be pure, be amorous, but be chaste. Lord Byron
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What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? The hearts bleed longest, and heals but to wear That which disfigures it. Lord Byron
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The poor dog, in life the firmest friend, The first to welcome, foremost to defend. Lord Byron
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Man's conscience is the oracle of God. Lord Byron
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