|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|I humbly take my leave.|
Shakespeare.King Richard III., Act IV. Scene 3.
|We only part to meet again.|
Gay.Black-eyed Susan, Verse 4.
|And often took leave, but was loth to depart.|
Prior.Thief and Cordelier, Verse 5.
|There was shaking of hands and sorrow of heart,|
The hour was approaching when merry folks must part;
So we calld for our horses, and askd for our way,
While the jolly old landlord said, Nothings to pay.
Scott.The Pirate, Chap. XXIII.
|Tis the pang alone to part|
From those we love, that rends the heart;
That agony to save,
Some nameless power in nature strives,
Our fading hope in death revives,
And blossoms in the grave.
Mrs. John Hunter.To a Primrose. (Baillies Coll.)
|This parting heart strikes poor lovers dumb.|
Shakespeare.Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II. Scene 2.
|Nay, twill be this hour ere I have done weeping;heres my mothers breath up and down; now come I to my sister; mark the moan she makes; now the dog all this while sheds not a tear, nor speaks a word; but see how I lay the dust with my tears.|
Shakespeare.Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II. Scene 3.
|Excuse me, then; you know my heart;|
But dearest friends, alas! must part.
Gay.Fable 50, Line 61.
|Good-night, good-night! parting is such sweet sorrow,|
That I shall say good-night till it be to-morrow.
Shakespeare.Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene 2.
|Abruptness is an eloquence in parting, when spinning out the time is but the weaving of new sorrow.|
Sir John Suckling.A Letter to his dear Princess.