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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Joy
 
Joy ruled the day, and love the night.
        Dryden.—The Secular Masque.
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How much better it is to weep at joy, than joy at weeping.
        Shakespeare.—Much Ado About Nothing, Act I. Scene 1. (Leonato to Messenger.)
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An infant when it gazes on a light,
  A child the moment when it drains the breast,
A devotee when soars the host in sight,
  An Arab with a stranger for a guest,
A sailor when the prize has struck in fight,
  A miser filling his most hoarded chest,
Feel rapture: but not such true joy are reaping,
  As they who watch o’er what they love while sleeping.
        Byron.—Don Juan, Canto II. Stanza 196.
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Sorrows remember’d sweeten present joy.
        Pollok.—The Course of Time, Book I.
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