Don Juan 04-070
Canto the Fourth


She died, but not alone; she held within
 A second principle of life, which might
Have dawn'd a fair and sinless child of sin;
 But closed its little being without light,
And went down to the grave unborn, wherein
 Blossom and bough lie wither'd with one blight;
In vain the dews of Heaven descend above
The bleeding flower and blasted fruit of love.

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)