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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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George Crabbe. (1754–1832) (continued)
 
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    Her air, her manners, all who saw admir’d;
Courteous though coy, and gentle though retir’d;
The joy of youth and health her eyes display’d,
And ease of heart her every look convey’d.
          The Parish Register. Part ii. Marriages.
4712
    In this fool’s paradise he drank delight. 1
          The Borough. Letter xii. Players.
4713
    Books cannot always please, however good;
Minds are not ever craving for their food.
          The Borough. Letter xxiv. Schools.
4714
    In idle wishes fools supinely stay;
Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.
          The Birth of Flattery.
4715
    Cut and come again.
          Tales. Tale vii. The Widow’s Tale.
4716
    Better to love amiss than nothing to have loved. 2
          Tales. Tale xiv. The Struggles of Conscience.
4717
    But ’t was a maxim he had often tried,
That right was right, and there he would abide. 3
          Tales. Tale xv. The Squire and the Priest.
4718
    ’T was good advice, and meant, my son, Be good.
          Tales. Tale xxi. The Learned Boy.
4719
    He tried the luxury of doing good. 4
          Tales of the Hall. Book iii. Boys at School.
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    To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent. 5
          Tales of the Hall. Book iii. Boys at School.
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    And took for truth the test of ridicule.
          Tales of the Hall. Book viii. The Sisters.
 
Note 1.
See Appendix, Quotation 43. [back]
Note 2.
’T is better to have loved and lost,
Than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Tennyson: In Memoriam, xxvii. [back]
Note 3.
For right is right, since God is God.—F. W. Faber: The Right must win. [back]
Note 4.
See Goldsmith, Quotation 3. [back]
Note 5.
To sigh, yet feel no pain.—Moore: The Blue Stocking. [back]
 

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