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

5709 George Gordon Noel Byron

AUTHOR:George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
QUOTATION:She walks in beauty, like the night
  Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that ’s best of dark and bright
  Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellow’d to that tender light
  Which Heaven to gaudy day denies. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Hebrew Melodies. She walks in Beauty.
Note 1.
The subject of these lines was Mrs. R. Wilmot.—Berry Memoirs, vol. iii. p. 7. [back]