I to the world am like a drop of water, That in the ocean seeks another drop, Who, falling there to find his fellow forth (Unseen, inquisitive), confounds himself. So I, to find a mother and a brother, In quest of them (unhappy), lose myself.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. "To the world" means in relation to the world; "confounds himself" means mingles and loses its identity. Antipholus of Syracuse, in The Comedy of Errors, act 1, sc. 2, l. 34-40.