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" But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think... "
Willis's Current Notes: A Series of Articles on Antiquities, Biography ... - Page 14
by George Willis - 1856
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1878 - 772 pages
...Hudibras. Words so debased and hard, no stone Was hard enough to touch them on. BUTLER: Hudibras. But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling,...That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. BYRON. The strongest love hath yet, at times, A weakness in its pow'r; And latent sickness often sends...
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Morality

James Platt - Ethics - 1878 - 208 pages
...candid when we can, But vindicate the ways of God to man." — POPB. HOW MEN MAY BECOME MORAL. "Bat words are things; and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thoughi, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think!" — BYBOIT. " "Tis education...
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North Carolina Medical Journal, Volumes 3-4

1879
...creditably, the part in the work, that of necessity belongs to them. Byron has beautifully said " Words arc things ; and a small drop of ink falling like dew...which makes thousands, perhaps, millions, think." How great my recompense could I but feel, that imprisoned here among these drops of ink, were one incarnate...
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The Works of Lord Byron: With an Introduction and Bibliography

George Gordon Byron - Poetry - 1994 - 860 pages
...others' feeling ; but thi;y are each liars, And take all colour»- like the hands of dyers. LXXXVin. But my mother has forgot the mind Which made her thirst...eternal curee ; my brother is A watching shepherd bo 'Tis strange, the shortest letter which man use« Instead of speech, may form a lasting link Of agee;...
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Storyteller: The Classic that Heralded America's Storytelling Revival

Ramon Royal Ross - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 224 pages
...POLONIUS: What do you read, my lord? HAMLET: Words, words, word. —SHAKESPEARE, HAMLET, ACT n, SCENE 1 But words are things; and a small drop of ink,— Falling,...That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. —LORD BYRON, DON JUAN The page of a great book does not differ mechanically from the page of a worthless...
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The Choice of Books

Sir John Lubbock - Best books - 1896 - 34 pages
...books were rare and dear. Now on the contrary, it may be said with greater truth than ever that « Words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling...That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think." Our ancestors had a difficulty in procuring them. Our difficulty now is what to select. We must be...
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The Orphaned Imagination: Melancholy and Commodity Culture in English ...

Guinn Batten - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 307 pages
...andink— reasons, and creatures, to love beyond the horizon of hope or the limits of the law: But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling...That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think; Tis strange, the shortest letter which man uses Instead of speech, may form a lasting link Of ages....
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Press and Speech Freedoms in the World, from Antiquity Until 1998: A Chronology

Louis Edward Ingelhart - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 307 pages
...lawyer got her indictment and sentence quashed on a technicality. 4J Lord Byron, English poet, said, "Words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling...produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think."44 Six publishing indictments against Richard Carlile were in the English Courts. They sentenced...
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Wisdom Through the ages

Helen Granat - Quotations - 1998 - 153 pages
...one's usefulness. JOHN CHEEVER Great men, like nature, use simple language. VAUVENARGUES Words are like things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which sometimes makes thousands, perhaps millions think. LORD BYRON 141 The use of mottoes is to indicate...
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Romantic Poets and the Culture of Posterity

Andrew Bennett - Literary Criticism - 1999
...finally futile nature of such survival, the way in which it is divorced from the writing subject: But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling...That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think; 'Tis strange, the shortest letter which man uses Instead of speech, may form a lasting link Of ages;...
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