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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Affection
 
Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections, as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained love will die at the roots.
        Hawthorne.—American Note-Books. (1853.)
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The air is full of farewells to the dying,
  And mournings for the dead.
        Longfellow.—Resignation.
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