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

5669 George Gordon Noel Byron

AUTHOR:George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
QUOTATION:Oh that the desert were my dwelling-place, 1
With one fair spirit for my minister,
That I might all forget the human race,
And hating no one, love but only her!
ATTRIBUTION:Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 177.
Note 1.
See Cowper, Quotation 51. [back]