|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Oh! ever thus, from childhoods hour,|
Ive seen my fondest hopes decay;
I never loved a tree or flower,
But twas the first to fade away.
I never nursed a dear gazelle,
To glad me with its soft black eye,
But when it came to know me well,
And love me, it was sure to die.
Tom Moore.Fire Worshippers, Vol. VI. 217.