O! many a shaft, at random sent,
Finds mark the archer little meant!
And many a word, at random spoken,
May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!

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Scott, Walter, Sir. The Lord of the Isles. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co./London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815, canto 5, st. 18.