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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:241
AUTHOR:Sir Walter Raleigh (1554?–1618)
QUOTATION:Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall. 1
 
Note 1.
Written in a glass window obvious to the Queen’s eye. “Her Majesty, either espying or being shown it, did under-write, ‘If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all.’”—Thomas Fuller: Worthies of England, vol. i. p. 419. [back]
 

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