Lord Byron quote about wound from Childe Harold's Pilgrimage - What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?
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What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?
 Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812). copy citation

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Author Lord Byron
Source Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Topic wound scar
Date 1812
Language English
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Context

“They might have used it better, but, allured By their new vigour, sternly have they dealt On one another; Pity ceased to melt With her once natural charities. But they, Who in Oppression's darkness caved had dwelt, They were not eagles, nourished with the day; What marvel then, at times, if they mistook their prey?
LXXXIV.
What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? The heart's bleed longest, and but heal to wear That which disfigures it; and they who war With their own hopes, and have been vanquished, bear Silence, but not submission: in his lair Fixed Passion holds his breath, until the hour Which shall atone for years; none need despair: It came, it cometh, and will come,—the power To punish or forgive—in ONE we shall be slower.” source

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