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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5667
AUTHOR:George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
QUOTATION:“While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand;
When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall;
And when Rome falls—the world.” 1
ATTRIBUTION:Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 145.
 
Note 1.
Literally the exclamation of the pilgrims in the eighth century. [back]
 

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