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


Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections, as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained love will die at the roots.
Hawthorne.—American Note-Books. (1853.)

The air is full of farewells to the dying,
And mournings for the dead.