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

5696 George Gordon Noel Byron

AUTHOR:George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
QUOTATION:Hark! to the hurried question of despair:
“Where is my child?”—an echo answers, “Where? 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Bride of Abydos. Canto i. Canto ii. Stanza 27.
Note 1.
I came to the place of my birth, and cried, “The friends of my youth, where are they?” And echo answered, “Where are they?”—Arabic MS. [back]