Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

— Charles Robert Maturin

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O wretched is the dame, to whom the sound, "Your lord will soon return," no phrase brings.

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The fountain of my heart dried up within me,-- With nought that loved me, and with nought to love, I stood upon the desert earth alone. And in that deep and utter agony, Though then, then even most unfit to die I fell upon my knees and prayed for death.

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Tis well to be merry and wise, 'Tis well to be honest and true;

It is best to be off with the old love, Before you are on with the new.

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The limner's art may trace the absent feature, And give the eye of distant weeping faith To view the form of its idolatry; But oh! the scenes 'mid which they met and parted; The thoughts--the recollections sweet and bitter,-- Th' Elysian dreams of lovers, when they loved,-- Who shall restore them?

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A malady Preys on my heart that med'cine cannot reach.

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My own lov'd light, That very soft and solemn spirit worships, That lovers love so well--strange joy is thine, Whose influence o'er all tides of soul hath power, Who lend'st thy light to rapture and despair; The glow of hope and wan hue of sick fancy Alike reflect thy rays: alike thou lightest The path of meeting or of parting love-- Alike on mingling or on breaking hearts Thou smil'st in throned beauty!

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It is actually possible to become amateurs in suffering.

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There is no error more absurd, and yet more rooted in the heart of man, than the belief that his sufferings will promote his spiritual safety.

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The soul shares not the body's test.

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A time will come, and soon, when, from mere habit, you will echo the scream of every delirious wretch that harbors near you; then you will pause, clasp your hands on your throbbing head, and listen with horrible anxiety whether the scream proceeded from you or them.

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They waste life in what are called good resolutions-partial efforts at reformation, feebly commenced, heartlessly conducted, and hopelessly concluded.

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Beauty hath no lustre save when it gleameth through the crystal web that purity's fine fingers weave for it.

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About Charles Robert Maturin

Quotes 13 sayings
Profession Writer
Birthday September 25, 1782
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