|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (17881824)|
|QUOTATION:||And I have loved thee, Ocean! and my joy|
Of youthful sports was on thy breast to be
Borne, like thy bubbles, onward; from a boy.
I wantoned with thy breakers,
. . . . .
And trusted to thy billows far and near,
And laid my hand upon thy mane,as I do here. 1
|ATTRIBUTION:||Childe Harolds Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 184.|
He laid his hand upon the oceans mane,
And played familiar with his hoary locks.
Robert Pollok: The Course of Time, book iv. line 389. [back]