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


Joy ruled the day, and love the night.
Dryden.—The Secular Masque.

How much better it is to weep at joy, than joy at weeping.
Shakespeare.—Much Ado About Nothing, Act I. Scene 1. (Leonato to Messenger.)

An infant when it gazes on a light,
A child the moment when it drains the breast,
A devotee when soars the host in sight,
An Arab with a stranger for a guest,
A sailor when the prize has struck in fight,
A miser filling his most hoarded chest,
Feel rapture: but not such true joy are reaping,
As they who watch o’er what they love while sleeping.
Byron.—Don Juan, Canto II. Stanza 196.

Sorrows remember’d sweeten present joy.
Pollok.—The Course of Time, Book I.