The Works of Lord Byron: Comprising the Suppressed Poems, Volym 12–13


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Sida 247 - How eager all the earth is for the blow Which shall lay bare her bosom to the sword; How all the nations deem her their worst foe, That worse than worst of foes, the once adored False friend, who held out freedom to mankind...
Sida 11 - The first attack at once proved the Divinity (But that I never doubted, nor the Devil); The next, the Virgin's mystical virginity ; The third, the usual Origin of Evil ; The fourth at once established the whole Trinity On so uncontrovertible a level That I devoutly wish'd the three were four, On purpose to believe so much the more.
Sida 163 - And tall, and strong, and swift of foot were they, Beyond the dwarfing city's pale abortions, Because their thoughts had never been the prey Of care or gain...
Sida 261 - What a world of drink he swills ! From his trunk, as from a spout, Which next moment he pours out. Such his person. Next declare, Muse, who his companions are : Every fish of generous kind Scuds aside, or slinks behind ; But about his presence keep All the monsters of...
Sida 163 - The devil hath not in all his quiver's choice An arrow for the heart like a sweet voice.
Sida 247 - I've no great cause to love that spot of earth, Which holds what might have been the noblest nation But though I owe it little but my birth, I feel a mix'd regret and veneration For its decaying fame and former worth. Seven years (the usual term of transportation) Of absence lay one's old resentments level, When a man's country's going to the devil.
Sida 203 - I merely mean to say what Johnson said, That in the course of some six thousand years, All nations have believed that from the dead A visitant at intervals appears; And what is strangest upon this Strange head, Is, that whatever bar the reason rears 'Gainst such belief, there 's something Stronger Still In its behalf, let those deny who will.
Sida 98 - To this grey ruin, with a voice to charm Sad, but serene, it sweeps o'er tree or tower; The cause I know not, nor can solve; but such The fact: — I've heard it, — once perhaps too much.
Sida 140 - The drying up a single tear has more Of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore.
Sida 64 - It is the first time indeed since the Normans, that England has been insulted by a minister (at least) who could not speak English, and that Parliament permitted itself to be dictated to in the language of Mrs. Malaprop.

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