Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.Thomas γ Kempis
James Aldrich (July 14, 1810 - September 9, 1856), was an editor and minor poet.
- Her suffering ended with the day,
Yet lived she at its close,
And breathed the long, long night away
In statue-like repose.
- A Death-Bed, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- But when the sun in all his state
Illumed the eastern skies,
She passed through Glory's morning-gate,
And walked in Paradise.