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" And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep ; and if I weep, Tis that our nature cannot always bring Itself to apathy... "
Journal of the Conversations of Lord Byron: Noted During a Residence with ... - Page 69
by Thomas Medwin - 1824 - 304 pages
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Don Juan, Cantos III, IV, and V

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1821 - 218 pages
...yellow " Leaf," and imagination droops her pinion, And the sad truth which hovers o'er my desk II. And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may...that our nature cannot always bring Itself to apathy, which we must steep First in the icy depths of Lethe's spring Ere what we least wish to behold will...
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The Investigator (or, Quarterly magazine) [ed. by W.B. Collyer, T ..., Volume 5

William Bengo' Collyer - 1822
...present pleasure by the fear of future punishment, let the following humiliating confession declare. " And if I laugh at any mortal thing, Tis that I may...our nature cannot always bring Itself to apathy." [Ib. Canto IV. Stanza IV.] Such is not the experience of the Christian, who, weeping with those that...
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Don Juan. Cantos i. to v. [by lord Byron].

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1823
...pinion, And the sad truth which hovers o'er my desk Turns what was once romantic to burlesque. IV. And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may...that our nature cannot always bring Itself to apathy, which we must steep First in the icy depths of Lethe's spring Ere what we least wish to behold will...
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The works of the rt. hon. lord Byron, Volume 7

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1824
...pinion, And the sad truth which hovers o'er my desk Turns what was once romantic to hurlesque. IV. And if I laugh at any mortal thing, "Tis that I may...and if I weep, 'Tis that our nature cannot always hring Itself to apathy, which we must steep First in the icy depths of Lethe's spring, Ere what we...
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Journal of the conversations of lord Byron ... in the years 1821 and 1822

Thomas Medwin - 1824
...weary dream " Of selfish grief, or gladness ! — so it fling " Forgetfulness around me !'' C/ii/dc Harold, Canto III. Stanza 4. " And if I laugh at any mortal thing, " 'Tis that I may not wee]) ; — and if I weep,. " drive away the memory of it, and make " me forget. • " I will give...
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Conversations of Lord Byron: Noted During a Residence with His Lordship at ...

Thomas Medwin - England - 1824 - 351 pages
...from the weary dream Of selfish grief, or gladness !—so it fling Forgetfulness around me.!" Childe Harold, Canto III. Stanza 4. " And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep;—and if I weep, "Tis that our nature cannot always bring Itself to apathy" &c, Don Juan, Canto...
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Journal of the conversations of lord Byron ... in the years 1821 and 1822

Thomas Medwin - 1825
...from the weary dream Of selfish grief, or gladness ! — so it fling Forgetfulness around me !" Childe Harold, Canto III. Stanza 4. " And if I laugh at any...that our nature cannot always bring Itself to apathy" &c. Dim Juan, Canto IV. Stanza 4. ' This day of ours has surely done Its worst for me and you ! 'Tis...
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Memoirs of the life and writings of lord Byron

George Clinton (biographer of Byron.) - 1825
...things human: And the sad Iruth which hovers o'er my desk Turns what was once romantic to burlesque. And, if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may...that our nature cannot always bring Itself to apathy, which we must sleep First in the icy depths of Lethe's spring Ere what we least wish to bf.hold will...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Lord Byron

George Clinton - Poets, English - 1828 - 756 pages
...things human : And the sad truth which hovers o'er my desk Turns what was once romantic to burlesque. And, if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may Dot weep ; and, if I weep, 'Tis that our nature cannot always bring % Itself to apathy, which we must...
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Life and journals [&c.].

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1831
...him 276 off, hranded and heart-stricken, from country and from homeAs he himself touchingly says, " And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep." This laughter— which in such temperaments, ii the near neighhour of tears,— served as a diversion...
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