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It is the hour when from the boughs The nightingale's high note is heard; It is the hour when lovers' vows Seem sweet in every whispered word; And gentle winds, and waters near, Make music to the lonely ear. Each flower the dews have lightly wet, And in the sky the stars are met, And on the wave is deeper blue, And on the leaf a browner hue, And in the heaven that clear obscure, So softly dark, and darkly pure. Which follows the decline of day, As twilight melts beneath the moon away.

Evening Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Parisina (st. 1)

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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.

Ocean Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 179)

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Time writes no wrinkle on thine azure brow, Such as Creation's dawn beheld, thou rollest now.

Ocean Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 182)

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The image of Eternity--the throne Of the Invisible; even from out thy slime The monsters of the deep are made; each zone Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone.

Ocean Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 183)

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And I have loved them, Ocean! and my joy Of youthful sports was on thy breast to be Borne, like shy bubbles, onward; from a boy I wanton'd with thy breakers. . . . . And laid my hand upon thy mane--as I do here.

Ocean Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 184)

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There's not a sea the passenger e'er pukes in, Turns up more dangerous breakers than the Euxine.

Ocean Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 5)

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And history with all her volumes vast, Hath but one page.

History Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 108)

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Born in the garret, in the kitchen bred.

Ancestry Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: A Sketch (l. 1)

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I live not in myself, but I become Portion of that around me; and to me High mountains are a feeling, but the hum Of human cities torture.

Cities Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 72)

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And angling too, that solitary vice, What Izaak Walton sings or says: The quaint, old, cruel coxcomb, in his gullet Should have a hook, and a small trout to pull it.

Fishing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 106)

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Modesty is the only sure bait when you are fishing for praise.

Fishing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 106)

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He left a Corsair's name to other times, Linked with one virtue, and a thousand crimes.

Names Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Corsair (canto III, st. 24)

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On, Amos Cottle!--Phoebus! what a name!

Names Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 399)

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There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.

Religion Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 34)

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The careful pilot of my proper woe.

Help Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Epistle to Augustana (no. 3, st. 3)

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In the desert a fountain is springing, In the wide waste there still is a tree, And a bird in the solitude singing, Which speaks to my spirit of thee.

Sympathy Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Stanzas to Augusta

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A mere court butterfly, That flutters in the pageant of a monarch.

Courtiers Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Sardanapalus (act V, sc. 1)

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Dim with the mist of years, gray flits the shade of power.

Power Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 2)

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A man must serve his time to every trade Save censure--critics all are ready made. Take hackney'd jokes from Miller, got by rote, With just enough of learning to misquote; A mind well skill'd to find or forge a fault; A turn for punning, call it Attic salt; To Jeffrey go, be silent and discreet, His pay is just ten sterling pounds per sheet; Fear not to lie, 'twill seem a lucky hit; Shrink not from blasphemy, 'twill pass for wit; Care not for feeling--pass your proper jest, And stand a critic, hated yet caress'd.

Criticism Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 63)

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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes By the deep Sea, and music in its roar.

Pleasure Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 178)

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O Rome! my country! city of the soul!

Rome Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 78)

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Ancient of days! august Athena! where, Where are thy men of might? thy grand in soul? Gone--glimmering through the dream of things that were; First in the race that led to glory's goal, They won, and pass'd away--Is this the whole?

Athens Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 2)

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Know ye the land where the cypress and myrtle Are emblems of deeds that are done in their clime, Where the rage of the vulture, the love of the turtle, Now melt into sorrow, now madded to crime?

Greece Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Bride of Abydos (canto I)

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Ancient of days! august Athena! where, Where are thy men of might? thy grand in soul? Gone--glimmering through the dream of things that were; First in the race that led to glory's goal, They won, and pass'd away--Is this the whole?

Greece Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 2)

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Fair Greece! and relic of departed worth! Immortal, though no more; though fallen great!

Greece Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 73)

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