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

5673 George Gordon Noel Byron

AUTHOR:George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
QUOTATION:Time writes no wrinkle on thine azure brow,—
Such as creation’s dawn beheld, thou rollest now. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 182.
Note 1.
And thou vast ocean, on whose awful face
Time’s iron feet can print no ruin-trace.
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