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EXILE

I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
      - Aeschylus

"Farewell, my Spain! a long farewell!" he cried.
  "Perhaps I may revisit thee no more,
    But die, as many an exiled heart hath died,
      Of its own thirst to see again thy shore."
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Exile is terrible to those who have, as it were, a circumscribed habitation; but not to those who look upon the whole globe but as one city.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

But me, not destined such delights to share,
  My prime of life in wandering spent and care;
    Impell'd, with steps unceasing, to pursue
      Some fleeting good, that mocks me with the view
        That, like the circle bounding earth and skies,
          Allures from far, yet, as I follow, flies;
            My fortune leads to traverse reams alone,
              And find no spot of all the world my own.
      - Oliver Goldsmith

Beloved country! banish'd from thy shore,
  A stranger in this prison-house of clay,
    The exil'd spirit weeps and sighs for thee!
      Heavenward the bright perfections I adore direct.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Home, kindred, friends, and country--these
  Are ties with which we never part;
    From clime to clime, o'er land and seas,
      We bear them with us in our heart:
        But, oh! 't is hard to feel resign'd,
          When these must all be left behind!
      - James Montgomery

Oh! when shall I visit the land of my birth,
  The loveliest land on the face of the earth?
    When shall I those scenes of affection explore,
      Our forests, our fountains,
        Our hamlets, our mountains,
          With the pride of our mountains, the maid I adore?
            Oh! when shall I dance on the daisy-white mead,
              In the shade of an elm, to the sound of the reed?
      - James Montgomery

Even now, as, wandering upon Erie's shore,
  I hear Niagara's distant cataract roar,
    I sigh for England--oh! these weary feet
      Have many a mile to journey, ere we meet.
      - Thomas Moore

An exile, ill in heart and frame,--
  A wanderer, weary of the way;--
    A stranger, without love's sweet claim
      On any heart, go where I may!
      - Frances Sargent Osgood


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