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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Absence
 
In the hope to meet
Shortly again, and make our absence sweet.
        Ben Jonson.—Underwoods, an Elegy.
  1
Distance sometimes endears friendship, and absence sweeteneth it.
        Howell.—Familiar Letters, Book I., Section I., No. 6.
  2
An hour or two
Never breaks squares in love; he comes in time
That comes at all; absence is all love’s crime.
        Beaumont and Fletcher.—The Widow, Act II. Scene 2.
  3
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
        Thomas Haynes Bailey.—Isle of Beauty; Odes to Rosa.
  4
What vigour absence adds to love.
        Flatman.—Weeping at parting, a song.
  5
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.
  6
Friends, though absent, are still present.
        Cicero.—On Friendship, Chapter VII.
  7
He shone with the greater splendour because he was not seen.
        Tacitus.—Annals 3, 76.
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