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


She was his life,
The ocean to the river of his thoughts,
Which terminated all.
Byron.—The Dream, Line 56.

The river of his thoughts.
Longfellow.—The Spanish Student, Act II. Scene 3.

[The idea is from Dante; GOD was the leading idea of his mind. On HIM his thoughts were continually fixed. His love, His glory, were ever present to his mind.—Wright’s Translation.]