King George at the 2012 Washington Square Park Dog Run Halloween party.
"Come, death, and welcome! Juliet wills it so."
Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, 3.5
"The weight of this sad time we must obey."
Shakespeare, King Lear, Act 5
"I shall despair. There is no creature loves me;
And if I die, no soul will pity me”
- Shakespeare, Richard III, V, iii
"The fire-eyed maid of smoky war
All hot and bleeding will we offer them.”
Shakespeare, Henry IV part 1, Act IV, scene 1, line 114.
I cannot love as I have loved,
And yet I know not why;
It is the one great woe of life
To feel all feeling die.
- Philip James Bailey, Festus (1813), scene A Party and Entertainment
"Years of love have been forgot
In the hatred of a minute.”
To M——— (1829), reported in Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Edgar Allen Poe
"In secret we met
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.”
- Byron “When We Two Parted”