'The holiest of
holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart.'
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.'
'Should it so happen that an uninvited guest finds, accidentally,
his way into the festivities, let the strictest politeness
mark his reception, neither word nor glance betraying the
slightest surprise at the unexpected arrival.'
— Maud C. Cooke, Social etiquette, or, Manners and
Customs of Polite Society
'If all the year were playing holidays, / To sport would be
as tedious as to work.'
— William Shakespeare, Henry IV