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

5743 George Gordon Noel Byron

AUTHOR:George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
QUOTATION:His heart was one of those which most enamour us,—
Wax to receive, and marble to retain. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Beppo. Stanza 34.
Note 1.
My heart is wax to be moulded as she pleases, but enduring as marble to retain.—Cervantes: The Little Gypsy. [back]