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" Alas! they had been friends in youth; But whispering tongues can poison truth; And constancy lives in realms above; And life is thorny; and youth is vain; And to be wroth with one we love Doth work like madness in the brain. "
The British poets of the nineteenth century, including the select works of ... - Page 299
by British poets - 1828 - 788 pages
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Selections from the writings of lord Byron, by a clergyman [W. Elwin].

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1854 - 320 pages
...in such a starless night ? ODE TO NAPOLEOS BONAPARTE. FARE THEE WELL. " Alas 1 they had been Mends in youth : But whispering tongues can poison truth;...with one we love, Doth work like madness in the brain ; • • • • But never either found another To free the hollow heart from paining — They stood...
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The Christian Remembrancer, Volume 27

1854 - 544 pages
...Alas, they had been friends in youth, But whispering tongues can poison truth ; And constancy dwells in realms above, And life is thorny, and youth is...love Doth work like madness in the brain. And thus it chanced, as I divine, With Roland and Sir Leoline. Each spake words of high disdain And insult to his...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 76

1854 - 760 pages
...Alas ! they had been friends in youth; But whispering tongues can poison truth : And constancy dwells in realms above ; And life is thorny; and youth is...with one we love Doth work like madness in the brain. Each spake words of high disdain And insult to his heart's best brother; They parted — ne'er to meet...
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Gyascutus: Studies in Antebellum Southern Humorous and Sporting Writing

James L. W. West - 1978 - 244 pages
...affianced Nancy. "Twas the same, only somewhat modified, which Coleridge celebrates in his Christabel: "Alas! they had been friends in youth; But whispering...one we love, Doth work like madness in the brain." In the morning I continued my journey towards Knoxville, bidding farewell to "Singed Possum," who turned...
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Selected Writings of Walter Pater

Walter Pater - 1982 - 304 pages
...refined habit of self-reflection, is illustrated by a passage on Friendship in the Second Part — Alas! they had been friends in youth; But whispering...love, Doth work like madness in the brain. And thus it chanced, as I divine, With Roland and Sir Leoline. Each spake words of high disdain And insult to his...
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The Love Poems of Lord Byron: A Romantic's Passion

George Gordon Byron - 1990 - 104 pages
...afar, Nor can we be what we recall. Nor dare we think on what we are. Lady Noel Byron Fare Thee Well Alas! they had been friends in Youth; But whispering...one we love, Doth work like madness in the brain; But never either found another To free the hollow heart from paining — They stood aloof, the scars...
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Waverley Novels: Castle dangerous

Sir Walter Scott - 1903 - 384 pages
...once thrown up between them, never lacked some arm or other to keep it in motion. CHAPTER VI Alas I they had been friends in youth ; But whispering tongues...life is thorny, and youth is vain; And to be wroth tvith one me love, Doth work lite madness in the brain. ***** Each spoke words of high disdain, And...
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Coleridge and Textual Instability: The Multiple Versions of the Major Poems

Jack Stillinger - 1994 - 268 pages
...Vaux of Tryermaine? Alas! they had been friends in youth; But whispering tongues can poison truth; 410 And constancy lives in realms above; And life is thorny;...love, Doth work like madness in the brain. And thus it chanced, as I divine, 415 With Roland and Sir Leoline. Each spake words of high disdain And insult...
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Selected Poems

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1996 - 868 pages
...should meet thee 30 After long years, How should I greet thee? With silence and tears. Fare thee well! 'Alas! they had been friends in Youth; But whispering...one we love, Doth work like madness in the brain; But never either found another To free the hollow heart from paining They stood aloof, the scars remaining,...
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A Cynthia Ozick Reader

Cynthia Ozick - 1996 - 358 pages
...false to any man. These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty! Thine this universal frame. Alas! they had been friends in youth, But whispering...to be wroth with one we love Doth work like madness on the brain. So much for Longfellow, Shakespeare, Milton, and Coleridge. But also Addison, Cowper,...
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