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

5644 George Gordon Noel Byron

AUTHOR:George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
QUOTATION:Parting day
Dies like the dolphin, whom each pang imbues
With a new colour as it gasps away,
The last still loveliest, till—’t is gone, and all is gray.
ATTRIBUTION:Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 29.