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" Twas but a kindred sound to move, For pity melts the mind to love. Softly sweet, in Lydian measures, Soon he soothed his soul to pleasures. War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honour, but an empty bubble... "
The Gentleman's Magazine - Page 245
1826
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Where is it? A dictionary of common poetical quotations in the English language

Where - English poetry - 1855 - 68 pages
...prunella. Essay on Man. POPE. 1 Be ignorance thy choice, when knowledge leads to woe. Minstrel. BEATTIE. War he sung is toil and trouble, Honour but an empty bubble. Alexander the Great. DRYDEN. Why should I a parting note prolong, Or lengthen out a closing song. Marmion....
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The modern reader and speaker

David Charles Bell - 1856
...Pity melts the mind to Love. Softly sweet, in Lydian measures, soon he soothed his soul to pleasures. "War," he sung, "is toil and trouble : honour, but an empty bubble ; never ending, still beginning, fighting still, and still destroying. If the world be worth thy winning,...
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The book of recitations [ed.] by C.W. Smith

Charles William Smith (professor of elocution.) - 1857
...pity melts the mind to love. Softly sweet, in Lydian measures, Soon he soothed his soul to pleasures. War, he sung, is toil and trouble ; Honour but an empty bubble ; Never ending, still beginning, Fighting still, and still destroying : If the world be worth thy winning,...
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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1857
...pity melts the mind to love. Softly sweet, in Lydian measures, Soon he soothed his soul to pleasures. War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honour, but an empty bubble ; Never ending, still beginning, Fighting still, and still destroying, If the world be worth thy winning,...
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Progressive Exercises in Rhetorical Reading, etc

Richard Greene PARKER - 1857 - 136 pages
...sweet, in Lydian measures, changed to Soon he soothed his soul to pleasures. lively.] Remonstrance. War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honour, but an empty bubble; Never ending, still beginning, Fighting still, and still destroying. 792. Request. If the world be...
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Select specimens of the English poets, ed. by A. De Vere

Aubrey Thomas De Vere - 1858
...pity melts the mind to love. Softly sweet in Lydian measures Soon he sooth'd his soul to pleasures. War, he sung, is toil and trouble : Honour but an empty bubble ; Never ending, still beginning, Fighting sti II , and still destroying ; If the world be worth thy...
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Beautiful poetry, selected by the ed. of The Critic, Volume 6

Beautiful poetry - 1859
...but a kindred sound to move, For pity melts the mind to love. Soon he soothed his soul to pleasures. War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honour but an empty bubble; Softly sweet, in Lydian measures, Never ending, still beginning, Fighting still, and still destroying...
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The New Speaker. With an Essay on Elocution

John Connery - Elocution - 1861 - 395 pages
...pity melts the mind to love. Softly sweet, in Lydian measures, Soon he sooth'd his soul to pleasures ; War. he sung, is toil and trouble, Honour but an empty bubble ; Never ending, still beginning Fighting still, and still destroying : If the world be worth thy winning,...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1861 - 346 pages
...pity melts the mind to love. Softly sweet, in Lydian measures Soon he soothed his soul to pleasures. War, he sung, is toil and trouble, Honour but an empty bubble, Never ending, still beginning ; Fighting still, and still destroying ; If the world be worth thy winning,...
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A book of English poetry; ed. by T. Shorter

Thomas Shorter - 1861
...Pity melts the mind to love. Softly sweet, in Lydian measures Soon he soothed his soul to pleasures. War, he sung, is toil and trouble, Honour but an empty bubble, Never ending, still beginning; Fighting still, and still destroying ; If the world be worth thy winning,...
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