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" There breathe but few whose aspect might defy The full encounter of his searching eye; He had the skill, when Cunning's gaze would seek To probe his heart and watch his changing cheek At once the observer's purpose to espy, And on himself roll back his... "
The Works of the Right Honourable Lord Byron: The corsair. Lara - Page 22
de George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1817
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The poetical works of lord Byron. Repr. with notes, &c, Numéro 35

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1868 - 666 pages
...would seek To probe his heart and watch his changing check, At once the observer's purpose to espy. y To the small whisper of the as paltry few And subtler venom of the reptile crew. The Janus glance chief's to There was a laughing devil in his sneer, That raised emotions both of rage and fear ; And...
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Wasps Honey: Or, Poetic Gold and Gems of Poetic Thought

Richard Howitt - 1868 - 296 pages
...feared not God should be afraid of him." Also Byron might have applied to himself his own couplet, '• There was a laughing devil in his sneer, That raised emotions both of rage and fear." Sneers that woke duels. I am no satirist ; I never could read the Dunciad. Byron's satirical honey...
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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron: Reprinted from the Original Editions, with ...

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1870 - 768 pages
...would seek [cheek, Го probe his heart and watch his changing At once the observer's purpose to espy, And on himself roll back his scrutiny, Lest he to...betray Some secret thought, than drag that chiefs to There was a laughing Devil in his sneer. That raised emotions both of rage and fear ; And where his...
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Secular annotations on Scripture texts, Volume 2

Francis Jacox - 1871 - 378 pages
...wrath." One of Byron's best known figures in fiction is duly provided for out of the same armoury : " There was a laughing devil in his sneer, That raised emotions both of rage and fear." Self-portrayed, the poet, in this as in other salient points of the same painting. Avowedly he could,...
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The Pirate

Walter Scott - 1872 - 696 pages
...attendants. — See De Catuit CoiUempUea Danii adhuc gentilibut Mortit, lib. iii. cap. 4. CHAPTER Them was a laughing devil in his sneer, That raised emotions both of rage and fear j And where his frown of hatred darkly fell, Hope withering fled—and Mercy sigh'd farewell. THE CORSAIR,...
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Three Centuries of Modern History

Charles Duke Yonge - 1872 - 668 pages
...to insult her misery with such cruel irony. But few could fathom the remorseless ferocity of Alva : There was a laughing devil in his sneer That raised emotions both of ruge and fear, And, when his frown of hatred darkly fell. Hope withering fled and Mercy sighed farewell....
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The National Fifth Reader: Containing a Complete and Practical Treatise on ...

Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson - 1873 - 614 pages
...is strongly marked, and forcibly brings to mind the lines of Byron when describing his Corsair — There was a laughing devil in his sneer That raised emotions both of hate and fear ; And where his glance of " apprehension " fell, Hope withering fled, and mercy sighed,...
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The Art of Judging the Character of Individuals from Their Handwriting and Style

Edward Lumley - 1875 - 314 pages
...feature is not in unison with the rest, the deception is instantly detected. It is in vain that the * " There was a laughing devil in his sneer, That raised emotions both of rage and fear." The Corsair, lips tremble, as in the expression of joy, if the eyes do not sparkle with unwonted lustre...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 41

1876 - 502 pages
...buccaneer Walker, the Arizonian, the Tall Alcade, — of all of Miller's absurd idols might it be said : "There was a laughing devil in his sneer, That raised emotions both of rage and fear." But the days of Byron worship are overhand in spite of the strenuous efforts of BlackwoocTs to revive...
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The Bench and Bar of the South and Southwest

Henry Stuart Foote - 1876 - 284 pages
...his heart and watch his changing cheek, At once the observer's purpose to espy, And on himself turn back his scrutiny, Lest he to Conrad rather should betray Some secret thought, than drag that chief's to day." I never had the least personal acquaintance with William ~L. Yancey until his arrival...
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