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


Lingering and sitting by a new made grave,
As loth to leave the body that it lov’d.

Lingering with a fond delay.
Collins.—Ode on the Superstitions of Scotland, Line 2.

Still linger, in our northern clime,
Some remnants of the good old time;
And still, within our valleys here,
We hold the kindred title dear.
Scott.—Marmion, Canto VI. Introd. Line 86.