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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
None are so desolate but something dear,
Dearer than self, possesses or possess’d
A thought, and claims the homage of a tear.
        Byron—Childe Harold. Canto II. St. 24.
Desolate—Life is so dreary and desolate—
Women and men in the crowd meet and mingle,
Yet with itself every soul standeth single,
Deep out of sympathy moaning its moan—
Holding and having its brief exultation—
Making its lonesome and low lamentation—
Fighting its terrible conflicts alone.
        Alice Cary—Life.
No one is so accursed by fate,
No one so utterly desolate,
  But some heart, though unknown,
  Responds unto his own.
Abomination of desolation.
        Matthew. XXIV. 15; Mark. XIII. 14.
My desolation does begin to make
A better life.
        Antony and Cleopatra. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 1.

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