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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4378
AUTHOR:Thomas Percy (1729–1811)
QUOTATION:Where gripinge grefes the hart wounde,
And dolefulle dumps the mynde oppresse,
There music with her silver sound 1
With spede is wont to send redresse.
ATTRIBUTION:A Song to the Lute in Musicke.
 
Note 1.
When griping grief the heart doth wound,
And doleful dumps the mind oppress,
Then music with her silver sound.
William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, act iv. sc. 5. [back]
 

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