Clear, placid Leman! thy contrasted lake, With the wide world I dwelt in, is a thing Which warns me, with its stillness, to forsake Earth's troubled waters for a purer spring. This quiet sail is as a noiseless wing To waft me from distraction; once I loved Torn ocean's roar, but thy soft murmuring Sounds sweet as if a sister's voice reproved, That I with stern delights should e'er have been so moved.
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Confirmed with The Works of the Right Hon. Lord Byron, Volume One, London: John Murray, 1815; also confirmed with Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, a Romaunt: and Other Poems, eighth edition, London: John Murray, 1814. Appears in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, in Canto the Third, no. 85, page 47.
- by George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788 - 1824), no title, appears in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Adolf Böttger (1815 - 1870) , no title, appears in Lord Byron's sämmtliche Werke: deutsch von Adolf Böttger, in Ritter Harold's Pilgerfahrt: romantisches Gedicht ; composed by Robert von Hornstein.
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