Byron Quote

Byron Quote

Byron Quote

Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe,
Sadder than owl-songs or the midnight blast,
Is that portentous phrase, “I told you so,”
Utter’d by friends, those prophets of the past,
who, ‘stead of saying what you now should do,
Own they foresaw that you would fall at last…

-Byron: Don Juan. Canto xiv. St. 50

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10 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Hey Sweetheart, Get Me Rewrite! and commented:
    Catching up with Old Friends

    1. Thanks a million for the reblog!

  2. Shaming disguised as advice giving should come with automatic taser stuns. I like lots of people that do it and I call them unthinking. I get forgiveness, but I would also like a bubble surrounding me that would shut off the sound once the idiotic stuff starts flying.

    1. ‘Automatic taser stuns’. I like that!

    1. Perfect, isn’t it? I love finding such relevant snippets in old poems.

  3. Right Byron. A.k.a. Rubbing it in. Not cool.

    1. Yes, and he said it so perfectly, didn’t he? Who knew you could put it that pretty?

  4. Gotta love the Byron! Caroline Lamb…am I right?

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