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1 By every remove I only drag a greater length of chain. GoLDSMITH-Citizen of the World. No. 3. See also his Traveller.
2 Remembrance wakes with all her busy train, Swells at my breast, and turns the past to pain.
GoLDSMITH-Deserted Village. L. 81.
3 Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart untravell'd fondly turns to thee; Still to my brother turns, with ceaseless pain, And drags at each remove a lengthening chain. GoLDSMITH-Traveller. L. 7. See also his Citizen of the World.
4 A place in thy memory, Dearest! Is all that I claim: To pause and look back when thou hearest The sound of my name. GERALD GRIFFIN–A Place in Thy Memory, Dearest.
5 Fer from eze, fer from herte, Quoth Hendyng. HENDYNG—Proverbs, MSS. (Circa 1320) (See also BAcon)
6 So may it be: that so dead Yesterday, No sad-eyed ghost but generous and gay, May serve you memories like almighty wine, When you are old. HENLEY-When You Are Old. 7
I remember, I remember,
8 Where is the heart that doth not keep, Within its inmost core, Some fond remembrance hidden deep, Of days that are no more? ELLEN C. HowARTH-'Tis but a Little Faded Flower.
g And when he is out of sight, quickly also is he out of mind. Thos. A KEMPIs—Imitation of Christ. Bk. I. Ch. XXIII. (See also BAcon)
it) Badness of memory every one complains of, but nobody of the want of judgment. LA Rochefoucauld—Reflections and Moral Marims. No. 463. il Tho' lost to sight to mem'ry dear Thou ever wilt remain. Geo. LINLEY-Though Lost to Sight. First line found as an axiom in Monthly Magazine, Jan., 1827. HoRACE F. Cutle:R published a poem with same refrain, calling himself “Ruthven Jenkyns,” crediting its publica
tion in a fictitious magazine, Greenwich Mag. for Marines, 1707. (Hoax.) It appeared in MRs. MARY SHERwood's novel, The Nun. Same idea in Pope—Epistle to Robert, Earl of Oxford, and Earl Mortimer. Though lost to sight to memory dear The absent claim a sigh, the dead a tear. SIR DAVID DUNDAs offered 5 shillings durin his life (1799–1877) to any one who coul produce the origin of this first line. See Notes and Queries, Oct. 21, 1916. P. 336. Dem Augen fern dem Herzen ewig nah’. On a tomb in Dresden, near that of Von WEBER's. See Notes and Queries, March 27, 1909. P. 249.
(See also BAcon, RIDER)
1. Looking on the lines Of my boy's face, my thoughts I did recoil Twenty-three years; and saw myself unbreech'd, In my green velvet coat, my dagger muzzled, Lest it should bite its master, and so prove, As ornaments oft do, too dangerous.
Winter's Tale. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 153.
Thou comest as the memory of a dream,
Which now is sad because it hath been sweet. SHELLEY-Prometheus Unbound. Act II. Sc. 1.
3. Heu quanto minus est cum reliquis versari quam tui meminisse. Ah, how much less all living loves to me, Than that one rapture of remembering thee. The Latin is SHENstone's Epitaph to the memory of his cousin MARY DolMAN, on an ornamental Urn. The trans, is by ARTHUR J. MUNBY. 4 The Right Honorable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts. R. B. SHERIDAN–Attributed to him in report of a Speech in Reply to Mr. Dundas. Not found in his works but the idea exists in loose sketches for a comedy.
Nobis meminisse relictum.
5 In vain does Memory renew
MRs. DUGALD STEwART-The Tear I. Shed.
I shall remember while the light lives yet
And in the night time I shall not forget. Swinburne—Erotion.
8 Facetiarum apud praepotentes in longum memoria est. The powerful hold in deep remembrance an ill-timed pleasantry. TACITUs—Annales. W. 2. 9. The sweet remembrance of the just Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust. Tg: AND BRADy—Paraphrase of Psalm CXII. t. 6.
10 A land of promise, a land of memory, A land of promise flowing with the milk And honey of delicious memories! TENNYsoN—The Lover's Tale. L. 333.
11 Faciam, hujus loci, dieique, meidue semper memineris. I will make you always remember this place, this day, and me. TERENCE–Eunuchus. W. 7. 31.
stands on a tombstone.