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A school-boy's tale, the wonder of an hour !
Canto ii. Stanza 2.
Dim with the mist of years, gray flits the shade of power.
Canto ii. Stanza 2.
The dome of Thought, the palace of the Soul.*
Canto ii. Stanza 6. Ah ! happy years ! once more who would not be a boy?
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Fair Greece ! sad relic of departed worth !
Canto ii, Stanza 73.
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Where'er we tread, 't is haunted, holy ground.
Canto ii. Stanza 88.
Age shakes Athena's towers, but spares gray Marathon.
Ada ! sole daughter of my house and heart.
Canto iïi. Stanza 1.
Years steal Fire from the mind as vigour from the limb; And life's enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim.
Canto iii. Stanza 2. There was a sound of revelry by night, And Belgium's Capital had gathered then Her Beauty and her Chivalry, and bright The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men;
* And keeps the palace of the soul.-- Waller. On Tea.
A thousand hearts beat happily ; and when
Canto iii. Stanza 21. On with the dance ! let joy be unconfined.
Canto iii. Stanza 22. And there was mounting in hot haste.
Canto iii. Stanza 25. Or whispering, with white lips — The foe! They come! They come !'
Battle's magnificently-stern array !
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The castled crag of Drachenfels
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He had kept The whiteness of his soul, and thus men o'er him wept.
Canto iii. Stanza 57. The sky is changed ! and such a change ! O night, And storm, and darkness ! ye are wondrous strong, Yet lovely in your strength, as is the light Of a dark eye in woman! Far along, From peak to peak, the rattling crags among Leaps the live thunder.
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Sapping a solemn creed with solemn sneer.
Canto iji. Stanza 107. I have not loved the world, nor the world me.
Canto iii. Stanza 113. I stood among them, but not of them.
Canto iii. Stanza 113.
I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs ;
Canto iv. Stanza 1. Where Venice sate in state, throned on her hundred isles.
The cold - the changed-perchance the dead anew, The mourned, the loved, the lost—too many! yet how
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Fills the air around with beauty.
The starry Galileo with his woes.
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The hell of waters ! where they howl and hiss.
Conto iv. Stanza 69. The Niobe of nations ! there she stands.
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Canto iv. Stanza rog. The nympholepsy of some fond despair.
Canto iv. Stanza 115. There were his young barbarians all at play, There was their Dacian mother-he, their sire, Butchered to make a Roman holiday.
Canto iv. Stanza 141. While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand ; When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; And when Rome falls, the world.* Canto iv. Stanza 145.
* The exclamation of the pilgrims in the eighth century, as recorded by the Venerable Bede.
O! that the desert were my dwelling-place,
Canto iv. Stanza 177.
Canto iv. Stanzı 178. Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean-roll ! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain ; Man marks the earth with ruin-his control Stops with the shore.
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Without a grave, unknelled, uncoffined, and unknown.
Time writes no wrinkle on thy azure brow_*
Canto iv. Stanza 182.
And I have loved thee, Ocean ! and my joy
And laid my hand upon thy mane-as I do here.+
* And thou, vast ocean, on whose awful face
Time's iron feet can print no ruin-trace.
+ Cf. POLLOK. Page 326.
And what is writ, is writ. Would it were worthier?
Canto iv. Stanza 185.
Farewell ! a word that must be, and hath been-
Canto iv. Stanza 186.
He who hath bent him o'er the dead
Such is the aspect of this shore ;
Shrine of the mighty ! can it be
For freedom's battle, once begun,
And lovelier things have mercy shown