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The Daily Volcano Quote: Lord Byron eschews the volcano metaphor 3 March 2009

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But Adeline was not indifferent: for
(Now for a common-place!) beneath the snow,
As a Volcano holds the lava more
Within— et cætera. Shall I go on? —No!
I hate to hunt down a tired metaphor,
So let the often-used Volcano go.
Poor thing! How frequently, by me and others,
It hath been stirred up till its smoke quite smothers!

George Gordon, Lord Byron, Don Juan (1819-24), canto XIII, stanza xxxvi.

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