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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

7688 Edward Robert

AUTHOR:Edward Robert, Earl of Lytton (Owen Meredith) Bulwer-Lytton (1831–1891)
QUOTATION:                  Those true eyes
Too pure and too honest in aught to disguise
The sweet soul shining through them. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Lucile. Part ii. Canto ii.
Note 1.
Eyes so transparent that through them the soul is seen.
(Ils sont si transparents qu’ils laissent voir votre âme.)
Theophile Gautier: The Two Beautiful Eyes. [back]