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

5781 George Gordon Noel Byron

AUTHOR:George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
QUOTATION:You have the Pyrrhic dance as yet,
  Where is the Pyrrhic phalanx gone?
Of two such lessons, why forget
  The nobler and the manlier one?
You have the letters Cadmus gave,—
Think ye he meant them for a slave?
ATTRIBUTION:Don Juan. Canto iii. Stanza 86. 10.