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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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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations: A Book of Ready Reference for ...

G.W. Carleton & Co - 1878 - 360 pages
...Progrest. Words. — And WORDS came first, and after blows. CHARLES LLOYD, Sneech of Courtney. — But WORDS are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling,...That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. BYRON, Don Juan, canto iii. st. 88. — For of all sad WORDS of tongue or pen, The saddest are these...
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Morality

James Platt - 1878 - 218 pages
...candid when we can, But vindicate the ways of God to man." — POPB. HOW MEN MAY BECOME MORAL. "Bat words are things; and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thoughi, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think!" — BYBOIT. " "Tis education...
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Byron's Don Juan

Bernard G. Beatty - 1985 - 264 pages
...Byron's time. Byron was peculiarly sensitive to the baffling emergence of thoughts and living forms: But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling...That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think; (III, 88) Random and inexplicable initiatives shape themselves into intelligibility and history, thus...
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The Collected Poems of Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron - 1994 - 884 pages
...others' feeling ; but thi;y are each liars, And take all colour»- like the hands of dyers. LXXXVin. own; my mother has forgot the mind Which made her...shepherd boy, who offers np The firstlings of the flock use« Instead of speech, may form a lasting link Of agee; to what straits old Time reduces Frail man,...
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Storyteller: The Classic that Heralded America's Storytelling Revival

Ramon Royal Ross - 1996 - 228 pages
...POLONIUS: What do you read, my lord? HAMLET: Words, words, word. —SHAKESPEARE, HAMLET, ACT n, SCENE 1 But words are things; and a small drop of ink,—...That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. —LORD BYRON, DON JUAN The page of a great book does not differ mechanically from the page of a worthless...
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The Choice of Books

Sir John Lubbock - 1896 - 50 pages
...books were rare and dear. Now on the contrary, it may be said with greater truth than ever that « Words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling...That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think." Our ancestors had a difficulty in procuring them. Our difficulty now is what to select. We must be...
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Wisdom Through the ages

Helen Granat - 1998 - 182 pages
...one's usefulness. JOHN CHEEVER Great men, like nature, use simple language. VAUVENARGUES Words are like things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which sometimes makes thousands, perhaps millions think. LORD BYRON 141 The use of mottoes is to indicate...
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The Miracle of Language

Richard Lederer - 2010 - 262 pages
...are but words and words are but wind. SAMUEL BUTLER \A/ ords are things; and a small drop of ink, / V Falling like dew upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. LORD BYRON An unusual word should be shunned as a ship would shun a reef. JULIUS CEASAR / V 1 here...
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Women's Writing on the First World War

Agnes Cardinal, Dorothy Goldman, Judith Hattaway - 1999 - 402 pages
...leaving the usual lines of health talks. we shall proceed. HEALTH AND HYGIENE But words are dungs. and a small drop of ink. Falling like dew. upon a thought. produces. Thai which makes thousands. perhaps tmllions. Think Byron We shall now have a litde chat about HYGIENE....
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The Language of Journalism: Newspaper culture. Volume one

Melvin J. Lasky - 506 pages
...word that I fear, but the emotion which produces the word...." —Epictetus (50-138 AD). "Discourses'" "But words are things, and a small drop of ink falling...which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think..." —Lord Byron, "Don Juan " (18I8)2 Words Win, Language Loses The Infinity of a Split The appalling...
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