Lord Byron Love Quotes and Sayings

Lord Byron Love Quotes and Sayings

Lord Byron Love Quotes and Sayings

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Lord Byron Love Quotes and Sayings

#1 The First Kiss Of Love, 1806

1. When age chills the blood, when our pleasures are past—
For years fleet away with the wings of the dove—
The dearest remembrance will still be the last,
Our sweetest memorial the first kiss of love.

#2 Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto II, 1812, Stanza 81

2. Oh Love! young Love! bound in thy rosy band,
Let sage or cynic prattle as he will,
These hours, and only these, redeem Life’s years of ill!

#3 Farewell! If Ever Fondest Prayer, 1808

3. I only know we loved in vain—
I only feel—Farewell!—Farewell!

#4 When We Two Parted, 1808

4. In secret we met—
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee?—
With silence and tears.

#5 Conversations of Lord Byron with the Countess of Blessington, Marguerite Countess of Blessington, H. Colburn, 1834

5. Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.

#6 Parisina, Stanza 1

6. It is the hour when from the boughs
The nightingale’s high note is heard;
It is the hour when lovers’ vows
Seem sweet in every whisper’d word…

#7 Canto II, Stanza 199, Don Juan

7. Alas! the love of women! it is known
To be a lovely and a fearful thing.


Excerpt from Wikipedia: George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, FRS (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824) known simply as Lord Byron, was an English peer, who was a poet and politician. He was one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement and is regarded as one of the greatest English poets. He remains widely read and influential. Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage; many of his shorter lyrics in Hebrew Melodies also became popular.

Sayings by Lord Byron

#1 Letter to Thomas Moore, 5 November 1820, Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: With Notices of His Life, Volume 2, J. Murray, 1830

1. To do good to mankind is the chivalrous plan,
And is always as nobly requited;
Then battle for freedom wherever you can.
And, if not shot or hang’d, you’ll get knighted.

#2-3 To Augusta, George Gordon, Lord Byron [S]

2. Though the day of my Destiny’s over,
And the star of my Fate hath declined,
Thy soft heart refused to discover
The faults which so many could find.

3. In the desert a fountain is springing,
In the wide waste there still is a tree,
And a bird in the solitude singing,
Which speaks to my spirit of thee.

#4 The Life of Lord Byron, by Thomas Moore, J. Murray, 1844

4. The best of prophets of the future is the past.

#5 Canto II Stanza 20, The Bride of Abydos, 1813

5. Be thou the rainbow to the storms of life!
The evening beam that smiles the clouds away,
And tints to-morrow with prophetic ray!

#6 The Giaour, 1813

6. I die—but first I have possess’d,
And come what may, I have been bless’d.

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