He who, being bold
For life to come, is false to the past sweet
Of mortal life, hath kiled the world above.
For why to live again if not to meet?
And why to meet if not to meet in love?
And why in love if not in that dear love of old?
[Sonnet - To a Friend in Bereavement] Sydney Thompson Dobell quote
English critic, 1824 - 74