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


I love it, I love it, and who shall dare
To chide one for loving that old arm-chair?
Eliza Cook.—The old arm-chair.

There is no flock, however watch’d and tended,
But one dead lamb is there;
There is no fireside howsoe’er defended,
But has one vacant chair.

So much the vital spirits sink
To see the vacant chair and think,
How good! how kind! and he is gone!
Tennyson.—In Memoriam.