Farewell

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Farewell is a salutation conveying a wish of happiness or welfare at parting, especially a permanent departure.

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Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 260-61.
  • He turn'd him right and round about
    Upon the Irish shore,
    And gae his bridle reins a shake,
    With Adieu for evermore,
    My dear,
    With Adieu for evermore.
    • Robert Burns, It Was a' for our Rightfu' King. Used and altered by Scott in Rokeby and Monastery.
  • "Farewell!"
    For in that word—that fatal word—howe'er
    We promise—hope—believe—there breathes despair.
  • Fare thee well! and if for ever,
    Still for ever, fare thee well.
  • "Adieu," she cries, and waved her lily hand.
    • John Gay, Sweet William's Farewell to Black-eyed Susan.
  • Friend, ahoy! Farewell! farewell!
    Grief unto grief, joy unto joy,
    Greeting and help the echoes tell
    Faint, but eternal—Friend, ahoy!
  • Though I often salute you, you never salute me first; I shall therefore, Pontilianus, salute you with an eternal farewell.
    • Martial, Epigrams (c. 80-104 AD), Book V, Epistle 66.
  • Farewell, happy fields,
    Where joy forever dwells; hail, horrors!
  • Gude nicht, and joy be wi' you a'.
  • Farewell to Lochaber, and farewell, my Jean,
    Where heartsome wi' thee I hae mony day been:
    For Lochaber no more, Lochaber no more,
    We'll maybe return to Lochaber no more.
  • Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars,
    That make ambition virtue! O, farewell!
    Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump,
    The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife.
  • Here's my hand.
    And mine, with my heart in't: and now farewell,
    Till half an hour hence.
  • So sweetly she bade me adieu,
    I thought that she bade me return.

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