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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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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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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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The swan, like the soul of the poet,
By the dull world is ill understood.

The swan, like the soul of the poet,
By the dull world is ill understood.

by Heinrich Heine Found in: Swans Quotes,
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Thus does the white swan, as he lies on the wet grass, when the
Fates summon him, sing at read more

Thus does the white swan, as he lies on the wet grass, when the
Fates summon him, sing at the fords of Maeander.

by John Milton 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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The immortal swan that did her life deplore.

The immortal swan that did her life deplore.

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The swan on still St. Mary's lake
Float double, swan and shadow!

The swan on still St. Mary's lake
Float double, swan and shadow!

by William Wordsworth Found in: Swans Quotes,
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The swan is not without cause dedicated to Apollo, because
foreseeing his happiness in death, he dies with singing read more

The swan is not without cause dedicated to Apollo, because
foreseeing his happiness in death, he dies with singing and
pleasure.
[Lat., Cignoni non sine causa Apoloni dicata sint, quod ab eo
divinationem habere videantur, qua providentes quid in morte boni
sit, cum cantu et voluptate moriantur.]

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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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