|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|In the hope to meet|
Shortly again, and make our absence sweet.
Ben Jonson.Underwoods, an Elegy.
|Distance sometimes endears friendship, and absence sweeteneth it.|
Howell.Familiar Letters, Book I., Section I., No. 6.
|An hour or two|
Never breaks squares in love; he comes in time
That comes at all; absence is all loves crime.
Beaumont and Fletcher.The Widow, Act II. Scene 2.
|Absence makes the heart grow fonder.|
Thomas Haynes Bailey.Isle of Beauty; Odes to Rosa.
|What vigour absence adds to love.|
Flatman.Weeping at parting, a song.
|Absence in most, that quenches love,|
And cools the warm desire;
The ardour of my heart improves,
And makes the flame aspire.
Cotton.A Song, Verse 2.
|Friends, though absent, are still present.|
Cicero.On Friendship, Chapter VII.
|He shone with the greater splendour because he was not seen.|
Tacitus.Annals 3, 76.