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


Studious let me sit,
And hold high converse with the mighty dead.
Thomson.—Winter, Line 431.

In days of yore when time was young,
When birds convers’d as well as sung,
When use of speech was not confin’d
Merely to brutes of human kind.
Lloyd.—Hare and Tortoise.

With thee conversing I forget the way.
Gay.—Trivia, Book II. Line 480.

With thee conversing I forget all time.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book IV. Line 639.

While we converse with her, we mark
No want of day, nor think it dark.
Waller.—The Night Piece.