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


Stay is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.
A. Bronson Alcott.—Concord Days: Part June, Chap. Letters.

I hope, as no unwelcome guest,
At your warm fireside, when the lamps are lighted,
To have my place reserved among the rest,
Nor stand as one unsought and uninvited!
Longfellow.—The Seaside and the Fireside. Dedication, Stanza 11.

The atmosphere
Breathes rest and comfort, and the many chambers
Seem full of welcomes.
Longfellow.—The Masque of Pandora, Part V.