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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Listening
 
But yet she listen’d—’tis enough—
  Who listens once will listen twice;
  Her heart, be sure, is not of ice,
And one refusal no rebuff.
        Byron—Mazeppa. St. 6.
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He holds him with his glittering eye—
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And listens like a three years’ child.
        Coleridge—The Ancient Mariner. Pt. I. St. 4. Last line claimed by Wordsworth. See note to his We are Seven.
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          Listen, every one
That listen may, unto a tale
That’s merrier than the nightingale.
        Longfellow—Tales of a Wayside Inn. Pt. III. The Sicilian’s Tale. Interlude Before the Monk of Casal-Maggiore.
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In listening mood she seemed to stand,
The guardian Naiad of the strand.
        Scott—The Lady of the Lake. Canto I. St. 17.
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  And this cuff was but to knock at your ear, and beseech listening.
        Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 66.
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