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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
But yet she listen’d—’tis enough—
  Who listens once will listen twice;
  Her heart, be sure, is not of ice,
And one refusal no rebuff.
        Byron—Mazeppa. St. 6.
He holds him with his glittering eye—
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And listens like a three years’ child.
        Coleridge—The Ancient Mariner. Pt. I. St. 4. Last line claimed by Wordsworth. See note to his We are Seven.
          Listen, every one
That listen may, unto a tale
That’s merrier than the nightingale.
        Longfellow—Tales of a Wayside Inn. Pt. III. The Sicilian’s Tale. Interlude Before the Monk of Casal-Maggiore.
In listening mood she seemed to stand,
The guardian Naiad of the strand.
        Scott—The Lady of the Lake. Canto I. St. 17.
  And this cuff was but to knock at your ear, and beseech listening.
        Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 66.

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