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    And over the pond are sailing
    Two swans all white as snow;
    Sweet voices mysteriously wailing
    Pierce through me as onward they go.
    They sail along, and a ringing
    Sweet melody rises on high;
    And when the swans begin singing,
    They presently must die.

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The stately-sailing swan
Gives out his snowy plumage to the gale;
And, arching proud his neck, with read more

The stately-sailing swan
Gives out his snowy plumage to the gale;
And, arching proud his neck, with oary feet
Bears forward fierce, and guards his osier isle,
Protective of his young.

by James Thomson (1) Found in: Swans Quotes,
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The swan murmurs sweet strains with a flattering tongue, itself
the singer of its own dirge.

The swan murmurs sweet strains with a flattering tongue, itself
the singer of its own dirge.

by Marcus Valerius Martial Found in: Swans Quotes,
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Some full-breasted swan
That, fluting a wild carol ere her death,
Ruffles her pure cold plume, and read more

Some full-breasted swan
That, fluting a wild carol ere her death,
Ruffles her pure cold plume, and takes the flood
With swarthy webs.

by Lord Alfred Tennyson Found in: Swans Quotes,
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You think that upon the score of fore-knowledge and divining I am
infinitely inferior to the swans. When they read more

You think that upon the score of fore-knowledge and divining I am
infinitely inferior to the swans. When they perceive approaching
death they sing more merrily than before, because of the joy they
have in going to the God they serve.

by Socrates Found in: Swans Quotes,
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Death darkens his eyes, and unplumes his wings,
Yet the sweetest song is the last he sings:
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Death darkens his eyes, and unplumes his wings,
Yet the sweetest song is the last he sings:
Live so, my Love, that when death shall come,
Swan-like and sweet it may waft thee home.

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All our geese are swans.

All our geese are swans.

by Robert Burton Found in: Swans Quotes,
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The swan, with arched neck
Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows
Her state with oary feet.

The swan, with arched neck
Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows
Her state with oary feet.

by John Milton Found in: Swans Quotes,
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There's a double beauty whenever a swan
Swims on a lake with her double thereon.

There's a double beauty whenever a swan
Swims on a lake with her double thereon.

by Thomas Hood Found in: Swans Quotes,
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The jelous swan, agens hire deth that syngith.

The jelous swan, agens hire deth that syngith.

by Geoffrey Chaucer Found in: Swans Quotes,
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