Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.
This quote by Washington Irving is saying that even with distance apart, there are still memories of our lost friends. The memories can be sweet, like the departing sun, however after the sun departs, darkness occurs. But, the memories are still there.
Washington Irving was born on April 3rd, 1783 in New York City.
He is well-known for his short stories and creative work.