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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron. (1788–1824) (continued)
 
5591
    War, war is still the cry,—“war even to the knife!” 1
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto i. Stanza 86.
5592
    Gone, glimmering through the dream of things that were.
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 2.
5593
    A schoolboy’s tale, the wonder of an hour!
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 2.
5594
    Dim with the mist of years, gray flits the shade of power.
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 2.
5595
    The dome of thought, the palace of the soul. 2
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 6.
5596
    Ah, happy years! once more who would not be a boy?
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 23.
5597
    None are so desolate but something dear,
Dearer than self, possesses or possess’d
A thought, and claims the homage of a tear.
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 24.
5598
    But ’midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men,
To hear, to see, to feel, and to possess,
And roam along, the world’s tired denizen,
With none who bless us, none whom we can bless.
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 26.
5599
    Coop’d in their winged, sea-girt citadel.
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 28.
5600
    Fair Greece! sad relic of departed worth!
Immortal, though no more! though fallen, great!
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 73.
5601
    Hereditary bondsmen! know ye not,
Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow?
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 76.
5602
    A thousand years scarce serve to form a state:
An hour may lay it in the dust.
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 84.
5603
    Land of lost gods and godlike men.
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 85.
5604
    Where’er we tread, ’t is haunted, holy ground.
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 88.
5605
    Age shakes Athena’s tower, but spares gray Marathon.
          Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 88.
 
Note 1.
”War even to the knife” was the reply of Palafox, the governor of Saragossa, when summoned to surrender by the French, who besieged that city in 1808. [back]
Note 2.
See Waller, Quotation 11. [back]
 

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