Wednesday, March 4, 2015
With their mouths they speak proudly.
They have now surrounded us in their steps;
They have set their eyes, crouching
down to the earth,
As a lion is eager to tear his prey,
And like a young lion lurking in secret places."
by Lord Byron
"From mighty wrongs to pretty perfidy
Have I not seen what human beings could do?
From the loud roar of foaming calumny
To the small whisper of the as paltry few,
And subtler venom of the reptile crew,
The Janus glance of whose significant eye,
Learning to lie with silence, would seem true,
And without utterance, save the shrug or sigh,
Deal round to happy fools its speechless obloquy."