C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.

Good Night

  • Good night! good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
  • That I shall say good night, till it be morrow.
  • Shakespeare.

  • To all, to each, a fair good night,
  • And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
  • Scott.

  • At once, good night—
  • Stand not upon the order of your going,
  • But go at once.
  • Shakespeare.

  • Look, the world’s comforter, with weary gait,
  • His day’s hot task hath ended in the west:
  • The owl, night’s herald, shrieks—’tis very late;
  • The sheep are gone to fold, birds to their nest;
  • And coal-black clouds, that shadow heaven’s light,
  • Do summon us to part, and bid good night.
  • Shakespeare.