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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5611
AUTHOR:George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
QUOTATION:There was a sound of revelry by night,
And Belgium’s capital had gather’d then
Her beauty and her chivalry, and bright
The lamps shone o’er fair women and brave men.
A thousand hearts beat happily; and when
Music arose with its voluptuous swell,
Soft eyes look’d love to eyes which spake again,
And all went merry as a marriage bell.
ATTRIBUTION:Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto iii. Stanza 21.
 

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