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25 Parting Quotes

Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return. Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed; I stay a little longer, as one stays To cover up the embers that still burn.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Three Friends of Mine (pt. IV)

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Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet at II, ii)

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Fare thee well! and if for ever, Still for ever, fare thee well.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Fare Thee Well

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We two parted In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted To sever for years.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: When We Two Parted

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Kathleen Mavourneen, the gray dawn is breaking, The horn of the hunter is heard on the hill, The lark from her light wing the bright dew is shaking-- Kathleen Mavourneen, what, slumbering, still? Oh hast thou forgotten how soon we must sever? Oh hast thou forgotten this day we must part? It may be for years and it may be forever; Oh why art thou silent, thou voice of my heart?

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: When We Two Parted

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Gone--flitted away, Taken the stars from the night and the sun From the day! Gone, and a cloud in my heart.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: The Window--Gone

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For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the liver.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ezekiel (ch. XXI, v. 21)

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If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart's breaking.

Thomas Otway Quotes , Source: The Orphan (act III, sc. 1)

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Now fitted the halter, now travers'd the cart, And often took leave; but was loth to part.

Matthew Prior Quotes , Source: The Thief and the Cordelier

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But in vain she did conjure him, To depart her presence so, Having a thousand tongues t' allure him And but one to bid him go. When lips invite, And eyes delight, And cheeks as fresh as rose in June, Persuade delay,-- What boots to say Forego me now, come to me soon.

Sir Walter Raleigh Quotes , Source: Dulcina, see Cayley's "Life of Raleigh", vol. I, ch. III attributed to Brydges, who edited Raleigh's

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If we do meet again, we'll smile indeed; If not, 'tis true this parting was well made.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Julius Caesar (Cassius at V, i)

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They say be parted well and paid his score, And so, God be with him.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Macbeth (Siward at V, viii)

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She went her unremembering way, She went and left in me The pang of all the partings gone, And partings yet to be.

Francis Thompson Quotes , Source: Daisy (st. 12)

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Good night! I have to say good night, To such a host of peerless things!

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Quotes , Source: Palabras Carinosas

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Till then, good-night! You wish the time were now? And I. You do not blush to wish it so? You would have blush'd yourself to death To own so much a year ago. What! both these snowy hands? ah, then I'll have to say, Good-night again.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Quotes , Source: Palabras Carinosas

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Adieu! 'tis love's last greeting, The parting hour is come! And fast thy soul is fleeting To seek its starry home.

Pierre Jean de Beranger Quotes , Source: L'Adieu, free translation

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In every parting there is an image of death.

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: Amos Barton (ch. X)

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Say good-bye er howdy-do-- What's the odds betwixt the two? Comin'--goin'--every day-- Best friends first to go away-- Grasp of hands you'd ruther hold Than their weight in solid gold, Slips their grip while greetin' you,-- Say good-bye er howdy-do?

James Whitcomb Riley Quotes , Source: Good-Bye er Howdy-Do

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Such parting break the heart they fondly hope to heal.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto I, st. 10)

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Let's not unman each other--part at once; All farewells should be sudden, when forever, Else they make an eternity of moments, And clog the last sad sands of life with tears.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Sardanapalus (act V, sc. 1)

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One kind kiss before we part, Drop a tear, and bid adieu; Though we sever, my fond heart Till we meet shall pant for you.

Robert Dodsley Quotes , Source: Colin's Kisses--The Parting Kiss

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We only part to meet again.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Black-eyed Susan (st. 4)

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Excuse me, then! you know my heart; But dearest friends, alas! must part.

John Gay Quotes , Source: The Hare and Many Friends (l. 61)

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My Book and Heart Shall never part.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Three Friends of Mine (pt. IV)

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Shall I bid her goe? what and if I doe? Shall I bid her goe and spare not? Oh no, no, no, I dare not.

Thomas Percy Quotes , Source: Reliques--Corydon's Farewell to Phillis

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