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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron. (1788–1824) (continued)
 
5712
    Yet in my lineaments they trace
Some features of my father’s face.
          Parisina. Stanza 13.
5713
    Fare thee well! and if forever,
  Still forever fare thee well.
          Fare thee well.
5714
    Born in the garret, in the kitchen bred. 1
          A Sketch.
5715
    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.
          Stanzas to Augusta.
5716
    The careful pilot of my proper woe.
          Epistle to Augusta. Stanza 3.
5717
    When all of genius which can perish dies.
          Monody on the Death of Sheridan. Line 22.
5718
    Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
          Monody on the Death of Sheridan. Line 68.
5719
    Who track the steps of glory to the grave.
          Monody on the Death of Sheridan. Line 74.
5720
    Sighing that Nature form’d but one such man,
And broke the die, in moulding Sheridan. 2
          Monody on the Death of Sheridan. Line 117.
5721
    O God! it is a fearful thing
To see the human soul take wing
In any shape, in any mood.
          Prisoner of Chillon. Stanza 8.
5722
    And both were young, and one was beautiful.
          The Dream. Stanza 2.
5723
    And to his eye
There was but one beloved face on earth,
And that was shining on him.
          The Dream. Stanza 2.
 
Note 1.
See Congreve, Quotation 7. [back]
Note 2.
Natura il fece, e poi ruppe la stampa (Nature made him, and then broke the mould).—Ariosto: Orlando Furioso, canto x. 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. [back]
 

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