|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Only the sea intoning,|
Only the wainscot-mouse,
Only the wild wind moaning
Over the lonely house.
T. B. Aldrich.Poems: December, 1863.
|Desolate! Life is so dreary and desolate.|
Women and men in the crowd meet and mingle,
Yet with itself every soul standeth single,
Deep out of sympathy moaning its moan;
Holding and having its brief exultation;
Making its lonesome and low lamentation;
Fighting its terrible conflicts alone.