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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton. (1803–1873) (continued)
 
6421
                    You speak
As one who fed on poetry.
          Richelieu. Act i. Sc. vi.
6422
    Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword. 1 
          Richelieu. Act ii. Sc. ii.
6423
    Ambition has no risk.
          Richelieu. Act iii. Sc. i.
6424
              Take away the sword;
States can be saved without it.
          Richelieu. Act iii. Sc. i.
6425
    In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves
For a bright manhood, there is no such word
As “fail.”
          Richelieu. Act iii. Sc. i.
6426
    Our glories float between the earth and heaven
Like clouds which seem pavilions of the sun.
          Richelieu. Act v. Sc. iii.
6427
    The brilliant chief, irregularly great,
Frank, haughty, rash,—the Rupert of debate! 2 
          The New Timon. (1846). Part i.
6428
          Alone!—that worn-out word,
So idly spoken, and so coldly heard;
Yet all that poets sing and grief hath known
Of hopes laid waste, knells in that word ALONE!
          The New Timon. (1846). Part ii.
6429
    Two lives that once part are as ships that divide
  When, moment on moment, there rushes between
      The one and the other a sea;—
  Ah, never can fall from the days that have been
      A gleam on the years that shall be! 3 
          A Lament.
6430
    Memory, no less than hope, owes its charm to “the far away.”
          A Lament.
6431
    When stars are in the quiet skies,
  Then most I pine for thee;


 
Note 1.
See Burton, page 189. [back]
Note 2.
In April, 1844, Mr. Disraeli thus alluded to Lord Stanley: “The noble lord is the Rupert of debate.” [back]
Note 3.
Ships that pass in the night. See Longfellow, page 644. [back]
 

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