“Break, break, break,
On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!
And I would that my tongue could utter
The thoughts that arise in me.”
Alfred, Lord Tennyson [1809-1892]
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett
Published by Little, Brown and Company in 1955. Page 549.
“Break, Break, Break” Stanza 1. 1842.