Talk:Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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  • Two lives that once part are as ships that divide
    When, moment on moment, there rushes between
    The one and the other a sea;—
    Ah, never can fall from the days that have been
    A gleam on the years that shall be!
    • A Lament. Compare: "Ships that pass in the night", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Tales of a Wayside Inn, Part iii. "The Theologian’s Tale: Elizabeth" iv.
  • Memory, no less than hope, owes its charm to “the far away.”
    • A Lament.
  • When stars are in the quiet skies,
    Then most I pine for thee;

    Bend on me then thy tender eyes,
    As stars look on the sea.
    • When Stars are in the quiet Skies.
  • Buy my flowers,—oh buy, I pray!
    The blind girl comes from afar.
    • Buy my Flowers.
  • Every man has his price,
    I will bribe left and right.
    • Walpole (1785).
  • No weapon that slays
    Its victim so surely (if well aimed) as praise.
    • Lucile (1860).