|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (17881824)|
|QUOTATION:||There was a sound of revelry by night,|
And Belgiums capital had gatherd then
Her beauty and her chivalry, and bright
The lamps shone oer fair women and brave men.
A thousand hearts beat happily; and when
Music arose with its voluptuous swell,
Soft eyes lookd love to eyes which spake again,
And all went merry as a marriage bell.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Childe Harolds Pilgrimage, Canto iii. Stanza 21.|