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An Aching Void

That desolation of heart which arises from the recollection of some cherished endearment no longer possessed.

What peaceful hours I once enjoyed!
How sweet their memory still!
But they have left an aching void
The world can never fill.

Cowper: Walking with God.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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