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I will play the swan, And die in music. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The swan murmurs sweet strains with a flattering tongue, itself the singer of its own dirge. (Quote by - Marcus Valerius Martial)

The wild swan's death-hymn took the soul Of that waste place with joy Hidden in sorrow: at first to the ear The warble was low, and full and clear. (Quote by - Lord Alfred Tennyson)

There's a double beauty whenever a swan Swims on a lake with her double thereon. (Quote by - Thomas Hood)

The swan on still St. Mary's lake Float double, swan and shadow! (Quote by - William Wordsworth)

Sweets to the sweet. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

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. (Quote by - Socrates)

Every sweet hath its sour, every evil its good. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

When turkeys mate they think of swans. (Quote by - Johnny Carson)

The swan in the pool is singing, And up and down doth he steer, And, singing gently ever, Dips under the water clear. (Quote by - Heinrich Heine)

Let music sound while he doth make his choice; Then if he lose he makes a swanlike end, Fading in music. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The swan, like the soul of the poet, By the dull world is ill understood. (Quote by - Heinrich Heine)

Place me on Sunium's marbled steep, Where nothing save the waves and I May hear our mutual murmurs sweep; There, swan-like, let me sing and die. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

The immortal swan that did her life deplore. (Quote by - Giles Fletcher)

Her tongue will not obey her heart, nor can Her heart inform her tongue--the swan's down-feather That stands upon the swell at full of tide, And neither way inclines. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

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. (Quote by - Cicero)

We bodged again, as I have been a swan With bootless labor swim against the tide And spend her strength with overmatching waves. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The jelous swan, agens hire deth that syngith. (Quote by - Geoffrey Chaucer)

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. (Quote by - James Thomson)

The swan is not without cause dedicated to Apollo, because foreseeing his happiness in death, he dies with singing and pleasure. (Quote by - Cicero)

I am the cygnet to this pale faint swan, Who chants a doleful hymn to his own death, And from the organ-pipe of fraity sings His soul and body to their lasting rest. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

All our geese are swans. (Quote by - Robert Burton)

Thus does the white swan, as he lies on the wet grass, when the Fates summon him, sing at the fords of Maeander. (Quote by - John Milton)

The swan, with arched neck Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet. (Quote by - John Milton)

It is not that the French are not profound, but they all express themselves so well that we are led to take their geese for swans. (Quote by - Van Wyck Brooks)


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