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349 Famous Quotes by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Let us have wine and woman, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after.

Festivities Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 178)

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The music, and the banquet, and the wine-- The garlands, the rose odors, and the flowers, The sparkling eyes, and flashing ornaments-- The white arms and the raven hair--the braids, And bracelets; swan-like bosoms, and the necklace, An India in itself, yet dazzling not.

Festivities Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Marino Faliero (act IV, sc. 1, l. 51)

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Not fewer than three nor more than nine. [Lat., Neque pauciores tribus, neque plures novem.]

Festivities Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Marino Faliero (act IV, sc. 1, l. 51)

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A feast not profuse but elegant; more of salt [refinement] than of expense. [Lat., Non ampliter, sed munditer convivium; plus salis quam sumptus.]

Festivities Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Marino Faliero (act IV, sc. 1, l. 51)

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Look! how he laughs and stretches out his arms, And opens wide his blue eyes upon thine, To hail his father; while his little form Flutters as winged with joy. Talk not of pain! The childless cherubs well might envy thee The pleasures of a parent.

Babyhood Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Cain (act III, sc. I, l. 171)

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He smiles, and sleeps!--sleep on And smile, thou little, young inheritor Of a world scarce less young: sleep on and smile! Thine are the hours and days when both are cheering And innocent!

Babyhood Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Cain (act III, sc. I, l. 24)

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How lovely he appears! his little cheeks In their pure incarnation, vying with The rose leaves strewn beneath them. And his lips, too, How beautifully parted! No; you shall not Kiss him; at least not now; he will wake soon-- His hour of midday rest is nearly over.

Babyhood Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Cain (act III, sc. I. l. 24)

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Oh! too convincing--dangerously dear-- In woman's eye the unanswerable tear! That weapon of her weakness she can wield, To save, subdue--at once her spear and shield.

Tears Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Corsair (canto II, st. 15)

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What gem hath dropp'd, and sparkles o'er his chain? The tear most sacred, shed for other's pain, That starts at once--bright pure--from Pity's mine, Already polish'd by the hand divine!

Tears Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Corsair (canto II, st. 15)

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She was a good deal shock'd; not shock'd at tears, For women shed and use them at their liking; But there is something when man's eye appears Wet, still more disagreeable and striking.

Tears Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 118)

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There is a tear for all who die, A mourner o'er the humblest grave. - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),

Tears Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Elegiac Stanzas--On the Death of Sir Peter Parker, Bart

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And dreams in their development have breath, And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy; They have a weight upon our waking thoughts, They take a weight from off our waking toils, They do divide our being.

Dreams Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Dream (st. 1)

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As winds come whispering lightly from the West, Kissing, not ruffling, the blue deep's serene.

Wind Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 70)

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Herself the solitary scion left Of a time-honour'd race.

Posterity Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Dream (st. 2)

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A thousand hearts beat happily; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes look'd love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell.

Dancing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 21)

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On with the dance! let joy be unconfin'd; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet.

Dancing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 22)

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And then he danced;--all foreigners excel The serious Angles in the eloquence Of pantomime;--he danced, I say right well, With emphasis, and also with good sense-- A thing in footing indispensable: He danced without theatrical pretence, Not like a ballet-master in the van Of his drill'd nymphs, but like a gentleman.

Dancing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIV, st. 38)

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Endearing Waltz--to thy more melting tune Bow Irish jig, and ancient rigadoon. Scotch reels, avaunt! and country-dance forego Your future claims to each fantastic toe! Waltz--Waltz alone--both legs and arms demands, Liberal of feet, and lavish of her hands.

Dancing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Waltz (l. 109)

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Hot from the hands promiscuously applied, Round the slight waist, or down the glowing side.

Dancing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Waltz (l. 234)

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Imperial Waltz! imported from the Rhine (Famed for the growth of pedigrees and wine), Long be thine import from all duty free, And hock itself be less esteem'd than thee.

Dancing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Waltz (l. 29)

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No Sane man will dance.

Dancing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Waltz (l. 29)

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From the mingled strength of shade and light A new creation rises to my sight, Such heav'nly figures from his pencil flow, So warm with light his blended colors glow. . . . . The glowing portraits, fresh from life, that bring Home to our hearts the truth from which they spring.

Painting Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Monody on the Death of the Rt. Hon. R.B. Sheridan (st. 3)

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Romances paint at full length people's wooings, But only give a bust of marriages: For no one cares for matrimonial cooings. There's nothing wrong in a connubial kiss. Think you, if Laura had been Petrarch's wife, He would have written sonnets all his life?

Romance Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto III, st. 8)

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Parent of golden dreams, Romance! Auspicious queen of childish joys, Who lead'st along, in airy dance, Thy votive train of girls and boys.

Romance Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: To Romance

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A schoolboy's tale, the wonder of an hour!

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

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