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Sublime tobacco! which from east to west
Divine in hookas, glorious in a pipe,
When tipped with amber, mellow, rich, and ripe;
More dazzlingly when daring in full dress;
Yet thy true lovers more admire by far
Oh, God! it is a fearful thing
To see the human soul take wing
Prisoner of Chillon, viii.
I had a dream which was not all a dream. Darkness.
Lord of himself,-that heritage of woe!
Lara. Canto i. Stanza 2.
She walks in beauty, like the night
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
Fare thee well! and if for ever,
Fare Thee Well.
Still for ever, fare thee well.
Hands promiscuously applied,
Round the slight waist, or down the glowing side.
They never fail who die
In a great cause.
Marino Faliero. Act. Sc. 2.
Born in a garret, in the kitchen bred.
In virtues nothing earthly could surpass her,
Canto i. Stanza 17.
But, O ye lords of ladies intellectual !
Canto i. Stanza 22.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the Apostles would have done as they did. Canto i. Stanza 83.
Whispering 'I will ne'er consent,' consented.
Canto i. Stanza 117.
'Tis sweet to hear the watch-dog's honest bark Bay deep-mouthed welcome as we draw near home; 'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark Our coming, and look brighter when we come.
Canto i. Stanza 123.
And truant husband should return, and say, 'My dear, I was the first who came away.'
Canto i. Stanza 141.
Man's love is of man's life a thing apart, 'Tis woman's whole existence.
Canto i. Stanza 194.
What is the end of Fame? 't is but to fill
A certain portion of uncertain paper. Canto i. Stanza 218.
At leaving the most unpleasant people
And places, one keeps looking at the steeple.
A solitary shriek, the bubbling cry
Canto ii. Stanza 14.
Of some strong swimmer in his agony.
Canto ii. Stanza 53.
All who joy would win
Must share it,-Happiness was born a twin.
Canto ii. Stanza 172.
Alas! the love of women! it is known
To be a lovely and a fearful thing.
Canto ii. Stanza 199.
In her first passion, woman loves her lover :
Canto iii. Stanza 3.
He was the mildest mannered man
Canto iii. Stanza 41.
The isles of Greece! the isles of Greece !
Canto iii. Stanza 86. v. I.
Eternal summer gilds them yet,
The mountains look on Marathon
And Marathon looks on the sea;
And musing there an hour alone,
I dreamed that Greece might still be free.
Canto iii. Stanza 86. v. 3.
* Dans les premières passions les femmes aiment l'amant, et dans les autres elles aiment l'amour.-LA ROCHEFOUCAULD. Maxim 494.
You have the Pyrrhic dance as yet,
The nobler and the manlier one?
Canto iii. Stanza 86. v. 10.
Place me on Sunium's marbled steep,
Canto iii. Stanza 86. v. 16.
The precious porcelain of human clay.*
Canto iv. Stanza 2.
'Whom the gods love die young,' was said of yore.+
Canto iv. Stanza 12.
These two hated with a hate
Found only on the stage.
Canto iv. Stanza 93.
'Arcades ambo,' id est-blackguards both.
O'darkly, deeply, beautifully blue,'
Canto iv. Ibid.
As some one somewhere sings about the sky.
Canto iv. Stanza 110.
That all-softening, overpowering knell,
Canto v. Stanza 49.
* Cf. DRYDEN. Don Sebastian. Acti. Sc. 1.
PLAUTUS. Bacch. Activ. Sc. 6. Line 18.
Ον οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνήσκει νέος.—MENANDER.
Society is now one polished horde,
Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.
Canto xiii. Stanza 95.
'Tis strange-but true; for truth is always strange, Stranger than fiction.
Canto xiv. Stanza 101.
The Devil hath not, in all his quiver's choice,
Canto xv. Stanza 13.
I awoke one morning and found myself famous.
Memoranda from his Life.
LEIGH HUNT. 1784-1859.
H for a seat in some poetic nook,
Just hid with trees and sparkling with a brook.
Politics and Poetics.
With spots of sunny openings, and with nooks
To lie and read in, sloping into brooks.
The Story of Rimini.