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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Distress
 
Affliction’s 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.
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Are not both gainers when the heart’s distress,
Is so divided that the pain is less?
        Crabbe.—Tales of the Hall, Book X.
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Common distress is a great promoter both of friendship and speculation.
        Swift.—To Bolingbroke, May 1, 1719.
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