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


None without hope e’er lov’d the brightest fair;
But Love can hope, where Reason would despair.

Let those love now who never lov’d before,
And those who always lov’d now love the more.
Parnell.—The Vigil of Venus, the last Lines.

To soothe
That agony of heart which they alone
Who best have lov’d, who best have been beloved
Can feel or pity.
Rev. W. Mason.—The English Garden, Book I.

’Tis better to have loved and lost,
Than never to have loved at all.
Tennyson.—In Memoriam, XXVII.

How many are not lov’d who think they are!
Yet all are willing to believe the fair:
And, though ’tis Beauty’s known and obvious cheat,
Yet man’s self-love still favours the deceit.
Dryden.—The Conquest of Granada, Part II., Act II. Scene 1.

One that lov’d not wisely, but too well.
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act V. Scene 2. (Othello to Lodovico.)