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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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The light in the robber's cave, by A.L.O.E.

Charlotte Maria Tucker - 1862
...Alas! how light a cause may move Dissension between those 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 1 A something light as air, — a look, A word unkind or wrongly taken,—...
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Poetry for Repetition

Henry Twells - 1862 - 226 pages
...spring-lock, that lay in ambush there, Fasten'd her down for everl ROGERS. 128. INSTABILITY OF AFFECTION. 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 Rose, the shamrock and the thistle, a magazine. Vol.1, June ..., Volume 6

1864
...yet we parted that day upon the bank by the willows, and were strangers henceforth and for ever. " So 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 Smiles and Frowns of Fortune

Clarisse (pseud.) - 1862
...offend him, therefore could not account for the change in his manner. We may say with the poet — Alas ! how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love. Mr. Fitzroy was certainly disturbed — we cannot tell •why ; he saw he had insulted his son's feelings,...
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Spurs and skirts

Allet (pseud.) - 1862
...defended him as warmly as he felt he should have defended her had any one dared to speak against her. " Alas ! how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love ! " The effect this wounded feeling had had in breaking down all his newly-formed good resolutions...
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The weird of the Wentworths, Volume 1

Johannes Scotus (pseud.) - 1862
...cried the happy girl ; and that night she dreamed she was the bride of Lord Wentworth ! CHAPTER VI. " Alas ! how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love." — Moore. " But when I older grew, Joining a corsair's crew, O'er the dark wave I flew With the marauders...
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The Poetry of Flowers and Flowers of Poetry: To which are Added a Simple ...

Frances Sargent Osgood - 1863 - 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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The poetical works of Thomas Moore, with illustr. by K. Halswelle

Thomas Moore - 1863
...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...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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The Christian Witness, and Church Member's Magazine, Volume 20

1863
...love ; a breach which the long lapse of years and the sober experience of life have failed to heal. " 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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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...so ; But I must also feel it as a man. SHARSPERE. — Macbeth, Act IV. Scene 8. DISSENSION.— Mas ! 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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