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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Parting
 
I humbly take my leave.
        Shakespeare.—King Richard III., Act IV. Scene 3.
  1
We only part to meet again.
        Gay.—Black-eyed Susan, Verse 4.
  2
And often took leave, but was loth to depart.
        Prior.—Thief and Cordelier, Verse 5.
  3
There was shaking of hands and sorrow of heart,
The hour was approaching when merry folks must part;
So we call’d for our horses, and ask’d for our way,
While the jolly old landlord said, “Nothing’s to pay.”
        Scott.—The Pirate, Chap. XXIII.
  4
’Tis the pang alone to part
From those we love, that rends the heart;
  That agony to save,
Some nameless power in nature strives,
Our fading hope in death revives,
  And blossoms in the grave.
        Mrs. John Hunter.—To a Primrose. (Baillie’s Coll.)
  5
This parting heart strikes poor lovers dumb.
        Shakespeare.—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II. Scene 2.
  6
Nay, ’twill be this hour ere I have done weeping;——here’s my mother’s breath up and down; now come I to my sister; mark the moan she makes; now the dog all this while sheds not a tear, nor speaks a word; but see how I lay the dust with my tears.
        Shakespeare.—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II. Scene 3.
  7
Excuse me, then; you know my heart;
But dearest friends, alas! must part.
        Gay.—Fable 50, Line 61.
  8
Good-night, good-night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good-night till it be to-morrow.
        Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene 2.
  9
Abruptness is an eloquence in parting, when spinning out the time is but the weaving of new sorrow.
        Sir John Suckling.—A Letter to his dear Princess.
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