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Manfred a Dramatic Poem

By Byron, Lord

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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Manfred a Dramatic Poem  
Author: Byron, Lord
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Excerpt: ACT I. SCENE I. Manfred, the lamp must be replenish?d, but even then It will not burn so long as I must watch. My slumbers -- if I slumber -- are not sleep, But a continuance of enduring thought, Which then I can resist not: in my heart There is a vigil, and these eyes but close To look within; and yet I live, and bear The aspect and the form of breathing men. But grief should be the instructor of the wise; Sorrow is knowledge: they who know the most Must mourn the deepest o?er the fatal truth, The Tree of Knowledge is not that of Life. Philosophy and science, and the springs Of wonder, and the wisdom of the world.


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