The Life, Writings, Opinions, and Times of the Right Hon. George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron: Including ... Anecdotes, and Memoirs of the Lives of the Most Eminent and Eccentric, Public and Noble Characters and Courtiers of the ... Age and Court of His Majesty King George the Fourth. In the Course of the Biography is Also Separately Given, Copious Recollections of the Lately Destroyed Ms. Originally Intended for Posthumous Publication, and Entitled: Memoirs of My Own Life and Times, Volume 3
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Page 217 - Tis time this heart should be unmoved, Since others it hath ceased to move: Yet, though I cannot be beloved. Still let me love! My days are in the yellow leaf; The flowers and fruits of love are gone ; The worm, the canker, and the grief Are mine alone!
Page 106 - Tis done — but yesterday a King ! And arm'd with Kings to strive—- And now thou art a nameless thing ! So abject — yet alive ! Is this the man of thousand thrones, Who strew'd our Earth with hostile bones, And can he thus survive ? Since he miscall'd the Morning Star, Nor man nor fiend hath fallen so far.
Page 362 - Indisputably, the firm believers in the Gospel have a great advantage over all others, — for this simple reason, that if true, they will have their reward hereafter ; and if there be no hereafter, they can be but with the infidel in his eternal sleep, having had the assistance of an exalted hope, through life, without subsequent disappointment, since (at the worst for them) out of nothing, nothing can arise, not even sorrow.
Page 86 - On the demise of a person of eminence, it is confidently averred that he had a hand "open as day to melting charity," and that "take him for all in all, we ne'er shall look upon his like again.
Page 275 - Uprear'd of human hands. Come, and compare Columns and idol-dwellings, Goth or Greek, With Nature's realms of worship, earth and air...
Page 410 - Within this awful volume lies The mystery of mysteries. Oh ! happiest they of human race, To whom our God, has given grace, To hear, to read, to four, to pray, To lift the latch, and force the way ; But better had they ne'er been born, Who read to doubt, or read to scorn.
Page 217 - Is lone as some volcanic isle; No torch is kindled at its blaze A funeral pile. The hope, the fear, the jealous care, The exalted portion of the pain And power of love, I cannot share, But wear the chain.
Page 264 - I answered, I would, in case such an event came to pass ; but expressed n hope, that he would live many years, to execute them much better himself than I could. To this my master replied, ' No, it is now nearly over' — and then added — ' I must tell you all without losing a moment.
Page 360 - ... healing and soothing in proportion to the keenness of that agony which the punishment of his vices has inflicted on him! May the hope that the sincerity of my own efforts for the attainment of holiness, and the approval of my own love to the great Author of religion, will render this prayer, and every other for the welfare of mankind, more efficacious.
Page 258 - I rather think), and they have written to propose to me to go either to the Morea with him, or to take the general direction of affairs in this quarter, with General Londos, and any other I may choose, to form a council. Andrea Londos is my old friend and acquaintance, since we were lads in Greece together.