Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Hark! to the hurried question of Despair:
“Where is my child?”—an echo answers—“Where?”
Byron.—The Bride of Abydos, Canto II. Stan. 27.

[His lordship has made this quotation from Rogers, in the “Pleasures of Memory,” page 47, which, according to a note to Croker’s edition of Byron, is as follows: “I came to the place of my birth and cried, “the friends of my youth, where are they? and an echo answered, where are they?” From an Arabic MS.]