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Rift in the Lute (A)

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A small defect which mars the general result.

“Unfaith in aught is want of faith in all.

It is the little rift within the lute

That by-and-by will make the music mute,

And ever widening, slowly silence all.”


Tennyson: Merlin and Vivien; Vivien’s Song, verses 1, 2.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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