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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5679
AUTHOR:George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
QUOTATION:He who hath bent him o’er the dead
Ere the first day of death is fled,—
The first dark day of nothingness,
The last of danger and distress,
Before decay’s effacing fingers
Have swept the lines where beauty lingers.
ATTRIBUTION:The Giaour. Line 68.
 

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