Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Abra was ready ere I call’d her name;
And, though I call’d another, Abra came.
Her absence made the night, her presence brought the day.
Prior.—Solomon, Book II., Lines 363, 598.

When Hamilton appears, then dawns the day.
And when she disappears, begins the night.
Lansdown.—To the Duchess.