|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Afflictions sons are brothers in distress,|
A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!
Burns.Winter Night, last Lines of the quoted strain in Verse 6.
|Are not both gainers when the hearts distress,|
Is so divided that the pain is less?
Crabbe.Tales of the Hall, Book X.
|Common distress is a great promoter both of friendship and speculation.|
Swift.To Bolingbroke, May 1, 1719.