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" Alas! — how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love ! Hearts that the world in vain had tried, And sorrow but more closely tied ; That stood the storm, when waves were rough, Yet in a sunny hour fall off, Like ships that have gone... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 504
1817
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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts ..., Volume 1

1847 - 506 pages
...heaven Shall shut its gates on me ! MRS. LH SIOOURNEY. DISPOSITION. — (See CHARACTER.) DISSENSION. 1. Alas ! how light a cause may move Dissension, between hearts that love ! MOORE. 2. A something light as air — a look — A word unkind, or wrongly taken — Oh ! love,...
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The Poetry of Flowers and Flowers of Poetry: To which are Added, a Simple ...

Frances Sargent Osgood - 1848 - 276 pages
...not think it necessary to add a single word of explanation, as they felt sure of being understood. Alas! how light a cause may move Dissension between...fall off Like ships, that have gone down at sea, When heaven was all tranquillity! A something, light as air — a look, A word unkind or wrongly taken —...
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A bridal gift, by the editor of 'A parting gift to a Christian friend'.

Bridal gift - 1848
...how slight a cause may move Dissension betwixt hearts that love ! Hearts that the world in vain hath tried, And sorrow but more closely tied ; That stood the storm when winds were rough, Yet in a sunny hour fall off, Like ships that have gone down at sea When Heaven was...
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The Beauties of the British Poets: With a Few Introductory Observations...

George Croly - 1849 - 395 pages
...how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love ! Hearts that the world in vain had tried, And sorrow but more closely tied ; That stood...fall off, Like ships that have gone down at sea, When heaven was all tranquillity ! A something, light as air, — a look, A word unkind, or wrongly taken...
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A New Elucidation of the Principles of Speech and Elocution: A Full ...

Alexander Melville Bell - 1849 - 311 pages
...logician, [although unacquainted with the rules of art, [as exhibited in books and systems. *Alux! how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love ! Hearts, [that the world in vain had tried, FAnd sorrow but more closely tied ; TThat stood the storm, [when waves were rough, |Tet...
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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - 1850 - 395 pages
...penitence ! In whose benign, redeeming flow Is felt the first, the only sense FROM THE LIGHT OP THE IIXRAM. Alas ! — how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love ! Hearts that the world in vain had tried, And sorrow but more closely tied ; That stood the storm, when waves were rough, Yet in a...
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Lalla Rookh: An Oriental Romance

Thomas Moore - 1850 - 287 pages
...mirth brings out the young and fair, Does she, the fairest, hide her brow, In melancholy stillness now? Alas ! — how light a cause may move ' Dissension between hearts that love ! * In the Malay language the same word signifies women and flow• . \ t The capital of Shadukiam....
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Selections from the British Poets: Chronologically Arranged from Chaucer to ...

1851
...Cheering within, when all grows dark, And comfortless, and stormy round ! INSTABILITY OF AFFECTION. ALAS ! — -how light a cause may move Dissension...hearts that love ! Hearts that the world in vain, had tried, And sorrow but more closely tied ; That stood the storm, when waves were rough, Yet in a...
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Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature ..., Volume 19

1851
...seem, as it were, to offer a palliation for the excesses which he should and must condemn. CHAPTER II. Alas! how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love I Hearts that the world in vain had tried, And sorrow but more closely tied; That stood the storm,...
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Kidd's Own Journal, Volume 4

1853
...which it behoves ALL of us to listen ; and, it must be remembered, "we arc never too old to learn."] ALAS ! — how light a cause may move Dissension between...tied ; That stood the storm when waves were rough, Y«t in a sunny hour fall nil'. Like ships that have gone down at sea, \Vheu Heaven was all tranquillity...
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