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


Only the sea intoning,
Only the wainscot-mouse,
Only the wild wind moaning
Over the lonely house.
T. B. Aldrich.—Poems: December, 1863.

Desolate! Life is so dreary and desolate.
Women and men in the crowd meet and mingle,
Yet with itself every soul standeth single,
Deep out of sympathy moaning its moan;
Holding and having its brief exultation;
Making its lonesome and low lamentation;
Fighting its terrible conflicts alone.
Alice Cary.—Life.