|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|One pain is lessend by anothers anguish;|
One desperate grief cures with anothers languish.
Shakespeare.Romeo and Juliet, Act I. Scene 2. (Benvolio to Romeo.)
|Grief finds some ease by him that like does bear.|
Spenser.Daphnaida, Line 67.
| The man who melts|
With social sympathy, though not allied,
Is of more worth than a thousand kinsmen.
Euripides.Orestes, 805.(Dr. Ramage, 133.)
|Nor light the recompense, when they who hear,|
Melt at the melancholy tale, and drop
In pity drop, the sympathizing tear.
Æschylus.Prometheus, 637.(Dr. Ramage, 8.) (Beautiful Thoughts from Greek Authors.)