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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

5577 George Gordon Noel Byron

AUTHOR:George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
QUOTATION:So the struck eagle, stretch’d upon the plain,
No more through rolling clouds to soar again,
View’d his own feather on the fatal dart,
And wing’d the shaft that quiver’d in his heart. 1
ATTRIBUTION:English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. Line 826.
Note 1.
See Waller, Quotation 2. [back]