Reference > Quotations > Grocott & Ward, comps. > Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.
Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
I prized every hour that went by,
  Beyond all that had pleased me before;
But now they are past, and I sigh,
  And I grieve that I prized them no more.
When forced the fair nymph to forego,
  What anguish I felt at my heart!
Yet I thought—but it might not be so,
  ’Twas with pain that she saw me depart.
She gazed as I slowly withdrew,
  My path I could hardly discern;
So sweetly she bade me adieu,
  I thought that she bade me return.
        Shenstone.—Pastoral Ballad, Part I.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.