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" But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. "
Don Juan. Cantos i. to v. [by lord Byron]. - Page 142
by George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1823
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 1

Thomas Percy, Henry Benjamin Wheatley - 1876 - 572 pages
...what is written than is sometimes supposed, but still there is an important reflex action, and — " Words are things, and a small drop of ink Falling...That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think." There are recorded instances of the powerful influence of ballads, and we know how much Dibdin's sea...
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Words: Their Use and Abuse

William Mathews - 1878 - 408 pages
...willing to cast the immortal soul, and to leave it dependent for all its future happiness.— WS LANDOR. Words are things; and a small drop of ink, falling...like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousand, perhaps millions, think.— BYRON. A dead language is full of all monumental remembrances...
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In Memoriam, Melancthon W. Jacobus

Melancthon Williams Jacobus - 1876 - 124 pages
...which he illustrates. Judge not that a Christian s.cholar passes a life of idleness and waste; for " A drop of ink Falling, like dew, upon a thought Produces...that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think." The sudden death of a Christian minister! Smitten when in full armor in the midst of vigorous duty...
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Remarkable Providences and Proofs of a Divine Revelation: With Thoughts ...

John Richardson Phillips - 1876 - 420 pages
...memorials secure us against that hazard, and make them useful to others when we are gone, for, — " A drop of ink Falling like dew upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, aye, and millions think !" God's providence will often suggest a thought, and that thought may develop...
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Munson's Phonographic News

1879 - 458 pages
...inspired by the thought of the utility of his calling. He feels, as Byron has expressed it, " That words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon л thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.'1 He realizes that by his...
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A dictionary of poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877 - 766 pages
...archer little meant ; And many a word at random spoken May soothe or wound a heart that's broken. Scott. would have thought the very windows spake, So many...casements darted their desiring eyes Upon his visage. — Byron. Words are mighty, words are living, Serpents with their venomous stings, Or bright angels,...
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations

G.W. Carleton & Co - 1877 - 362 pages
...Progree*. Words. — And WORDS came first, and after blows. CHARLES LLOYD, Speech of Courtuey. — But WORDS are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling,...thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millious, think. BYRON, Ъou Juaп, canto iii. st. 88. — For of all sad WORDS of tongue or pen, The...
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The Medical times and gazette, Volume 2

1877 - 736 pages
...As stated last week, the library of the College of Surgeons will be closed during September. LEC—" Words are things, and a small drop of ink Falling,...upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, pvrlmru millions, think." Byron. OBS— Kew Gardens were flnt opened to the public in 1847, at the...
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The poetical works of lord Byron

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1878 - 636 pages
...young, Yet m these times he might have done much worse : His strain display'd some feeling— ncht or wrong ; And feeling, in a poet, is the source Of...think : 'Tis strange, the shortest letter which man use; Instead of speech, may form a lasting link Of ages ; to what straits old Time reduces Frail man,...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1878 - 788 pages
...BVTLER: Hudibras. Words so debased and hard, no stone Was hard enough to touch them on. BUTLER: Hudibras. But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling,...That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. BYRON. The strongest love hath yet, at times, A weakness in its pow'r; And latent sickness often sends...
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