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Quotation by Percy Bysshe Shelley
When the lamp is shattered, The light in the dust lies dead; When the cloud is scattered, The rainbow's glory is shed; When the lute is broken, Sweet tones are remembered not; When the lips have spoken, Loved accents are soon forgot.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822), British poet. When the Lamp Is Shattered (l. 1–8). . .
The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mary Shelley, ed. (1994) The Modern Library/Random House.
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