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

5724 George Gordon Noel Byron

AUTHOR:George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
QUOTATION:She was his life,
The ocean to the river of his thoughts, 1
Which terminated all.
ATTRIBUTION:The Dream. Stanza 2.
Note 1.
She floats upon the river of his thoughts.—Henry W. Longfellow: The Spanish Student, act ii. sc. 3. [back]