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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Thomas Haynes Bayly. (1797–1839) (continued)
    Oh pilot, ’t is a fearful night!
There’s danger on the deep.
          The Pilot.
    Fear not, but trust in Providence,
Wherever thou may’st be.
          The Pilot.
    Absence makes the heart grow fonder: 1 
  Isle of Beauty, fare thee well!
          Isle of Beauty.
    The mistletoe hung in the castle hall,
The holly-branch shone on the old oak wall.
          The Mistletoe Bough.
    Oh, I have roamed o’er many lands,
  And many friends I’ve met;
Not one fair scene or kindly smile
  Can this fond heart forget.
          Oh, steer my Bark to Erin’s Isle.
    My fond affection thou hast seen,
  Then judge of my regret
To think more happy thou hadst been
  If we had never met.
          To my Wife.
    I ’m saddest when I sing. 2 
          You think I have a merry heart.
Thomas Drummond. (1797–1840)
    Property has its duties as well as its rights. 3 
          Letter to the Landlords of Tipperary, May 22, 1838.
Note 1.
I find that absence still increases love.—Charles Hopkins: To C. C.
  Distance sometimes endears friendship, and absence sweeteneth it.—Howell: Familiar Letters, book i. sect. i. No. 6. [back]
Note 2.
See Artemus Ward, page 787. [back]
Note 3.
Disraeli: Sybil, book i. chap. xi. [back]