• We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.

    "Meditations of a Parish Priest" by Philibert Joseph Roux, translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., Part 9, LIV, 1886.