Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Till then, good-night! You wish the time were now? And I. You do not blush to wish it so? You would have blushd yourself to death To own so much a year ago. What! both these snowy hands? ah, then Ill have to say, Good-night again. T. B. AldrichPalabras Carinosas.
Lets not unman each otherpart at once; All farewells should be sudden, when forever, Else they make an eternity of moments, And clog the last sad sands of life with tears. ByronSardanapalus. Act V. Sc. 1.
Kathleen Mavourneen, the gray dawn is breaking, The horn of the hunter is heard on the hill, The lark from her light wing the bright dew is shaking Kathleen Mavourneen, what, slumbering still? Oh hast thou forgotten how soon we must sever? Oh hast thou forgotten this day we must part? It may be for years and it may be forever; Oh why art thou silent, thou voice of my heart? Ascribed to Mrs. Julia CrawfordKathleen Mavourneen. First pub. in Metropolitan Magazine. London, between 1830 and 1840.
Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return. Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed; I stay a little longer, as one stays To cover up the embers that still burn. LongfellowThree Friends of Mine. Pt. IV.
But in vain she did conjure him, To depart her presence so, Having a thousand tongues t allure him And but one to bid him go. When lips invite, And eyes delight, And cheeks as fresh as rose in June, Persuade delay, What boots to say Forego me now, come to me soon. Sir Walter RaleighDulcina. See Cayleys Life of Raleigh. Vol. I. Ch. III.
Say good-bye er howdy-do Whats the odds betwixt the two? Comingoinevery day Best friends first to go away Grasp of hands youd ruther hold Than their weight in solid gold, Slips their grip while greetin you, Say good-bye er howdy-do? James Whitcomb RileyGood-Bye er Howdy-Do.