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" There was a laughing Devil in his sneer, That raised emotions both of rage and fear; And where his frown of hatred darkly fell, Hope withering fled, and Mercy sigh'd farewell! "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 204
1814
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The Pirate: A Romance, Volume 2

Walter Scott - 1826 - 310 pages
...as the herd of deer follows the leading stag, with all manner of respectful observance. CHAPTER II. There was a laughing ' devil in his sneer, That raised...where his frown of hatred darkly fell, Hope withering fled—and Mercy sig-h'd farewell. THE CoRSAIII, Canto I. / — THE ling or white fishery is the principal...
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The Works of Lord Byron: Comprising the Suppressed Poems, Volumes 4-5

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - English literature - 1826 - 466 pages
...thonght than drag that chief's to day. There was a langhing Devil in his sneer, That raised emotious both of rage and fear; And where his frown of hatred darkly fell, Hope withering fled — and Mercy sigh'd farewell ! X. Slight are the outward sigus of evil thonght, Within — within — 'twas there...
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The works of lord Byron including his suppressed poems

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1827 - 888 pages
...rather should be.tray Some secret thought than drag that chief's lo day. There was a laughing Devil tu his sneer, That raised emotions both of rage and fear; And where his frown of haired darkly fell, Hope withering tied — and Merry sigh'd farewell! X. Slight are the outward signs...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Lord Byron

George Clinton - Poets, English - 1828 - 888 pages
...scrutiny ; Lest be to Courad rather should betray Some secret thought, than drag that chief's to day. There was a laughing devil in his sneer, That raised...rage and fear ; And, where his frown of hatred darkly (ill, Hope withering fled, and Mercy sighed farewell 1 Slight are the outward signs of evil thought,...
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The Newgate Calendar: Comprising Interesting Memoirs of the Most ..., Volume 4

Andrew Knapp, William Baldwin - Crime - 1828 - 426 pages
...defy The full encounter of his searching eye. ' There was a laughing devil in his sneer. That roused emotions both of rage and fear ; And where his frown...hatred darkly fell, Hope withering fled— and Mercy sigh'd farewell.' Such was the man who might fiare done honour to a better cause, had fortune afforded...
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The Works of Lord Byron: Including the Suppressed Poems. Complete in One Volume

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1828 - 780 pages
...thought than drag that chiefs to day There was a laughing devil in his sueer, That raised emotions l>oth of rage and, fear; And where his frown of hatred darkly fell, Hope withering fled — Ťod Mercy sigb'd farewell! X. Slight are the outward signs of evil thought; Within— within —...
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The Newgate Calendar: Comprising Interesting Memoirs of the Most ..., Volume 4

Andrew Knapp, William Baldwin - Crime - 1828 - 416 pages
...searching eye. ' There was a laughing devil in his sneer, That roused emotions both of rage and faar ; And where his frown of hatred darkly fell, Hope withering fled— and Mercy sigh'd farewell.' Such was the man who might hare done honour to a better cause, had fortune afforded...
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The Island Bride: In Six Cantos

John Hobart Caunter - 1830 - 254 pages
...nimis alta semper cupiebat." — Sallust. NOTE 2. STANZA IV. There was a lurking devil in his eye. " There was a laughing devil in his sneer That raised...hatred darkly fell, Hope withering fled — and mercy sigh'd farewell." Corsair. CANIO iv.) NOTES. 231 NOTE 4. STANZA XIII. There is in joy a frequent gush...
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Sketches, by a Traveller

Silas Pinckney Holbrook - Voyages and travels - 1830 - 324 pages
...from" behind a rock -in the Pyrenees, I should have little hope of safety ifi appealing to his mercy. ' There, was a. laughing Devil in his sneer, That raised...hatred darkly fell, Hope, withering fled, and mercy bid farewell.' , Perhaps you can fancy the high relish with which the populace smashed such busts upon...
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The Life of Lord Byron

John Galt - Poets, English - 1830 - 404 pages
...scrutiny, Lest he to Conrad rather should betray Some secret thought, than drag that chief's to ay. There was a laughing devil in his sneer That raised...hatred darkly fell Hope withering fled, and mercy sigh'd, farewell. It will be allowed that, in this portrait, some of the darker features, and harsher...
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