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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal—every other affliction to forget; but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open—this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.
        Washington Irving.—The Sketch-Book: Rural Funerals.
If my peace hath fled away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
        Edgar Allan Poe.—Dream within a Dream. To ———. (Edition of 1829.)
Tell me what is sorrow? It is a glowing cage.
  And what is joy? It is a little bird,
    Whose song therein is heard.
        Stoddard.—Sorrow and Joy.
Tell me what is sorrow? It is an endless sea.
  And what is joy? It is a little pearl,
    Round which the waters whirl.
        Stoddard.—Sorrow and Joy.
With silence only as their benediction,
      God’s angels come
Where in the shadow of a great affliction,
      The soul sits dumb!
        Whittier.—To my Friend on the Death of his Sister.

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