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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2843
AUTHOR:James Graham, Marquess of Montrose (1612–1650)
QUOTATION:He either fears his fate too much,
  Or his deserts are small,
That dares not put it to the touch
  To gain or lose it all. 1
ATTRIBUTION:My Dear and only Love.
 
Note 1.
That puts it not unto the touch
To win or lose it all.
Sir W. F. P. Napier: Montrose and the Covenanters, vol. ii. p. 566. [back]
 

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