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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
From Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

Lord Byron (1788–1824)
.. THEIR 1 praise is hymn’d by loftier harps than mine:
Yet one I would select from that proud throng,
Partly because they blend me with his line,
And partly that I did his sire some wrong,
And partly that bright names will hallow song;        5
And his was of the bravest, and when shower’d
The death-bolts deadliest the thinn’d files along,
Even where the thickest of war’s tempest lower’d,
They reach’d no nobler breast than thine, young gallant Howard …
Note 1. Byron. ‘Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage’, iii. 29. The they in 3rd line is noteworthy. The wrong to the Earl of Carlisle was done in English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. [back]

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