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


One pain is lessen’d by another’s anguish;
One desperate grief cures with another’s languish.
Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act I. Scene 2. (Benvolio to Romeo.)

Grief finds some ease by him that like does bear.
Spenser.—Daphnaida, Line 67.

The man who melts
With social sympathy, though not allied,
Is of more worth than a thousand kinsmen.
Euripides.—Orestes, 805.—(Dr. Ramage, 133.)

Nor light the recompense, when they who hear,
Melt at the melancholy tale, and drop—
In pity drop, the sympathizing tear.
Æschylus.—Prometheus, 637.—(Dr. Ramage, 8.) (Beautiful Thoughts from Greek Authors.)