The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life, Volume 3


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Page 301 - So late into the night, Though the heart be still as loving, And the moon be still as bright. For the sword out-wears its sheath, And the soul wears out the breast, And the heart must pause to breathe, And Love itself have rest. Though the night was made for
Page 233 - the sunbow's rays still arch The torrent with the many hues of heaven, And roll the sheeted silver's waving column O'er the crag's headlong perpendicular, And fling its lines of foaming light along, And to and fro, like the pale courser's tail, The Giant steed, to be bestrode by Death As told in the Apocalypse.
Page 234 - whom a breath draws down In mountainous o'erwhelming, come and crush me ! / hear ye momently above, beneath, Crash with a frequent conflict. * * * The mists boil up around the glaciers ; clouds Rise curling fast beneath me, white and sulphury, Like foam from the roused ocean of deep hell t
Page 4 - kings — and fellows of colleges — and women of ' a certain age ' — and many men of any age — and myself, most of all ! " ' Divesne prisco et natus ab Inacho, Nil interest, an pauper, et infima De gente, sub dio moreris, Victima nil miserantis Orci. * • * * Omnes eodem cogimur.
Page 124 - the hour, the sunshine, and the shade, All things pertaining to that place and hour, And her, who was his destiny, came back, And thrust themselves between him and the light : What business had they there at such a time
Page 124 - in its solitude; and then — As in that hour — a moment o'er his face, The tablet of unutterable thoughts Was traced, — and then it faded as it came, And he stood calm and quiet, and he spoke The
Page 10 - people sometimes hit near the truth ; but never the whole truth. H. don't know what I was about the year after he left the Levant ; nor does any one — nor — nor — nor — however, it is a lie — but, ' I doubt the equivocation of the fiend that lies like truth ! ' " I shall have letters of importance
Page 127 - to my father-in-law's, with my lady and my lady's maid, &c. &c. &c. and the treacle-moon is over, and I am awake, and find myself married. My spouse and I agree to — and in •— admiration. Swift says ' no wise man ever married ;' but, for a fool, I think it the most
Page 251 - boat was on the point of being driven under water by the hurricane. On discovering this error, he let it entirely go, and the boat for a moment refused to obey the helm ; in addition, the rudder was so broken as to render the management of it very difficult ; one wave fell in, and then another.
Page 127 - of all possible future states. I still think one ought to marry upon lease; but am very sure I should renew mine at the expiration, though next term were for ninety and nine years. " I wish you would respond, for I am here ' oblitusque meorum obliviscendus et illis.

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