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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)
 
5748
    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.
          Mazeppa. Stanza 10.
5749
    They never fail who die
In a great cause.
          Marino Faliero. Act ii. Sc. 2.
5750
    Whose game was empires and whose stakes were thrones,
Whose table earth, whose dice were human bones.
          Age of Bronze. Stanza 3.
5751
    I loved my country, and I hated him.
          The Vision of Judgment. lxxxiii.
5752
    Sublime tobacco! which from east to west
Cheers the tar’s labour or the Turkman’s rest.
          The Island. Canto ii. Stanza 19.
5753
    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!
          The Island. Canto ii. Stanza 19.
5754
    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!
          On my Thirty-sixth Year.
5755
    Brave men were living before Agamemnon. 1
          Don Juan. Canto i. Stanza 5.
5756
    In virtues nothing earthly could surpass her,
Save thine “incomparable oil,” Macassar!
          Don Juan. Canto i. Stanza 17.
5757
    But, oh ye lords of ladies intellectual,
Inform us truly,—have they not henpeck’d you all?
          Don Juan. Canto i. Stanza 22.
 
Note 1.
Vixerunt fortes ante Agamemnona
Multi.
Horace: Ode iv. 9. 25. [back]
 

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