|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Even children followd with endearing wile,|
And pluckd his gown, to share the good mans smile.
GoldsmithThe Deserted Village. L. 183.
| The objects that we have known in better days are the main props that sustain the weight of our affections, and give us strength to await our future lot.|
Wm. HazlittTable Talk. On the Past and Future.
|Who hath not saved some trifling thing|
More prized than jewels rare,
A faded flower, a broken ring,
A tress of golden hair.
Ellen C. HowarthTis but a Little Faded Flower.
|Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted.|
If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters, returning
Back to their springs, like the rain, shall fill them full of refreshment;
That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.
LongfellowEvangeline. Pt. II. St. 1.
|Affection is a coal that must be coold;|
Else, sufferd, it will set the heart on fire.
Venus and Adonis. L. 387.
|Of such affection and unbroken faith|
As temper lifes worst bitterness.
ShelleyThe Cenci. Act III. Sc. 1.