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Long brooding over those lost pleasures exaggerates their charm and sweetness. Options
Daemon
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Long brooding over those lost pleasures exaggerates their charm and sweetness.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)
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Yeah. Though too much dwelling on the past – has often cut short their own future...
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Long brooding over those lost pleasures exaggerates their charm and sweetness.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)
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Context from: Vanity Fair

Chapter LIX

The Old Piano


For, you see, we have adroitly shut the door upon the meeting between Jos and the old father and the poor little gentle sister inside. The old man was very much affected; so, of course, was his daughter; nor was Jos without feeling. In that long absence of ten years, the most selfish will think about home and early ties. Distance sanctifies both. Long brooding over those lost pleasures exaggerates their charm and sweetness. Jos was unaffectedly glad to see and shake the hand of his father, between whom and himself there had been a coolness--glad to see his little sister, whom he remembered so pretty and smiling, and pained at the alteration which time, grief, and misfortune had made in the shattered old man. Emmy had come out to the door in her black clothes and whispered to him of her mother's death, and not to speak of it to their father. There was no need of this caution, for the elder Sedley himself began immediately to speak of the event, and prattled about it, and wept over it plenteously. It shocked the Indian not a little and made him think of himself less than the poor fellow was accustomed to do.

The result of the interview must have been very satisfactory, for when Jos had reascended his post-chaise and had driven away to his hotel, Emmy embraced her father tenderly, appealing to him with an air of triumph, and asking the old man whether she did not always say that her brother had a good heart?

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"Long brooding over those lost pleasures exaggerates their charm and sweetness."

True, though it's good to brood over past pleasures as most people are inclined to brood over bad things.
Wilmar (USA)
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Long brooding over those lost pleasures exaggerates their charm and sweetness.

Indeed.
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Years ago I must've been under some sort of spell because I used to brood s_pell-mell in my slee_puntil I was startled by a brude awakening. Shhh
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