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WEEPING
[ Also see Crying Mourning Tears ]

When from soft love proceeds the deep distress, ah! why forbid the willing tears to flow?
      - William Cowper

We weep and laugh, as we see others do.
      - Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon

Weeping is not alone woman's weapon, but also a specific for transient sorrows.
      - Adelaide Billet Dufresnoy

Every woman is in the wrong until she cries, and then she is in the right instantly.
      - Thomas Chandler Haliburton (used pseudonym Sam Slick)

What women would do if they could not cry, nobody knows. What poor, defenceless creatures they would be!
      - Douglas William Jerrold

My tears are buried in my heart, like cave-locked fountains sleeping.
      - Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs. George MacLean)

Weep not for him that dieth; for he sleeps, and is at rest.
      - Lady Caroline Sheridan Norton (Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton)

There is a certain pleasure in weeping; grief finds in tears both a satisfaction and a cure.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

In silence weep, and thy convulsive sorrow inward keep.
      - Matthew Prior

What remains when hope is fled? She answered, "Endless weeping.
      - Samuel Rogers

Larded all with sweet flowers which bewept to the grave did go, with true-love showers.
      - William Shakespeare

The April's in her eyes; it is love's spring, and these the showers to bring it on.
      - William Shakespeare

This heart shall break into a hundred thousand flaws or ere I'll weep.
      - William Shakespeare

Trust not a woman when she weeps, for it is her nature to weep when she wants her will.
      - Socrates

Do not weep, my dear lady! Your tears are too precious to shed for me; bottle them up, and may the cork never be drawn.
      - Laurence Sterne

Love, Gratitude, and Pity wept at once.
      - James Thomson (1)

For one drop calls another down, till we are drowned in seas of grief.
      - Isaac Watts

Then let these useless streams be stayed; wear native courage in your face.
      - Isaac Watts

Were both the golden Indies mine, I'd give both Indies for a tear.
      - Isaac Watts


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