So We'll Go No More a Roving
by George Gordon, Lord Byron
So We'll Go No More a Roving Dissatisfaction Quotes
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So, we'll go no more a roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright. (1-4)
We can sense some dissatisfaction here. Although his heart is working just fine, and even though the moon is still just as inviting, there's something that's no longer satisfying to him. He's very vague about what that is exactly, however. Sigh.
For the sword outwears its sheath, (5)
Let's pretend the speaker is comparing himself to the sword. He's no longer satisfied with the metaphorical "sheath" that is his life. He needs to find a different one that will fill that gaping void he feels.