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 2
M. Iley, 1825 - 431 pages
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Page 201 - His head was bound with pansies overblown, And faded violets, white, and pied, and blue; And a light spear topped with a cypress cone, Round whose rude shaft dark ivy-tresses grew Yet dripping with the forest's noonday dew, Vibrated, as the ever-beating heart Shook the weak hand that grasped it; of that crew He came the last, neglected and apart; A herd-abandoned deer struck by the hunter's dart.
Page 21 - Softened with the first breathings of the spring; The high moon sails upon her beauteous way, Serenely smoothing o'er the lofty walls Of those tall piles and sea-girt palaces, Whose porphyry pillars, and whose costly fronts, Fraught with the orient spoil of many marbles, Like altars ranged along the broad canal, Seem each a trophy of some mighty deed Reared up from out the waters...
Page 201 - Midst others of less note came one frail form, A phantom among men, companionless As the last cloud of an expiring storm, Whose thunder is its knell. He, as I guess Had gazed on Nature's naked loveliness Actaeon-like ; and now he fled astray With feeble steps o'er the world's wilderness, And his own thoughts along that rugged way Pursued like raging hounds their father and their prey.
Page 378 - And thus to Betty's question, he Made answer, like a traveller bold, (His very words I give to you,) "The cocks did crow to-whoo, to-whoo, "And the sun did shine so cold.
Page 170 - The women of Otaheite are handsome, mild, and cheerful in manners and conversation ; possessed of great sensibility, and have sufficient delicacy to make them be admired and beloved. The chiefs were so much attached to our people, that they rather encouraged their stay among them than otherwise, and even made them promises of large possessions. Under these, and many other...
Page 359 - I have known Walter Scott long and well, and in occasional situations which call forth the real character — and I can assure you that his character is worthy of admiration — that of all men he is the most open, the most honourable, the most amiable. With his politics I have nothing to do : they differ from mine, which renders it difficult for me to speak. of them.
Page 357 - Moore is one of the few writers who will survive the age in which he so deservedly flourishes. He will live in his ' Irish Melodies ;' they will go down to posterity with the music ; both will last as long as Ireland, or as music and poetry.
Page 7 - ... teak timbers, (she was built in India), creak again ; their aspect and their motion, all struck me as something far more " poetical" than the mere broad, brawling, shipless sea, and the sullen winds, could possibly have been without them.
Page 102 - Aroar, what wretch that nearest us? what wretch Is that with eyebrows white and slanting brow? Listen!
Page 86 - It is seldom, indeed, that I waste a word or a thought upon those who are perpetually assailing me. But abhorring as I do the personalities which disgrace our current literature, and averse from controversy as I am, both by principle and inclination, I make no profession of non-resistance. When the offence and the offender are such as to call for the whip and the branding-iron, it has been both seen and felt that I can inflict them.