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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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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...the first, the only sense Of guiltless joy that guilt can know MOORE. FROM THK LIGHT OF THE HABAM. 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

Thomas Moore - 1854 - 302 pages
...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 flowers. t The capital of Shadukiam. See...
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Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts, Volume 59

1882
...more and more nervous and combative, as the animal instinct of self-will grows stronger and stronger. Alas ! how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love, when the noble quality of firmness is in this way misapplied. We might mention innumerable instances...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1855 - 570 pages
...Dissension between hearts that love ; Hearts that the world in vain had tried, And sorrow but more elosely tied ; That stood the storm, when waves were rough,...fall off, Like ships that have gone down at sea, When heaven was all tranquillity. Moore't Lalla Rookh. Fly to the desert, fly with me, Our Arab tents are...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1855 - 576 pages
...Think, think what a heav'n she must maie of Cashmere. Moore's Lalla Rait. Alas how light a eause may move Dissension between hearts that love ; Hearts that the world in vain had tried, And sorrow but more elosely tied ; That stood the storm, when waves were rouíh, Yet in...
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - 1856 - 358 pages
...decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But 't was the first to fade away. The Light of the Harem. 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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Great Truths by great Authors

1856
...Blushes, though for no transgression, Trembling, when met, and restlessness when left. 3Lobe. Moore. 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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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore: With a Memoir, Volume 3

Thomas Moore - 1856
...brings out the young and fair, Does sbe, the fairest, hide her brow, In melancholy stillness now ? 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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A woman's story, Volume 3

Anna Maria Hall - 1857
...given to change half so much as it is believed they are." I quote them those beautiful lines: " 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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Home and the World

1857 - 408 pages
...bonds of love, firm faith, and sympathy of feeling and taste, they will prove, as ours have done, ' Hearts that the world in vain has tried, And sorrow but more closely tied ! '" She had been standing behind him, with her hand resting on his shoulder, while they read the letter...
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