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" He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all. "
The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism and Belles ... - Page 264
1830
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Annual Register, Volume 74

Edmund Burke - History - 1833
...with impunity.' I replied to this affectionate expostulation in the words of Montrose, — ' He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small,...not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all.' "'If I fail,' I said,— for the dialogue is strong in my recollection, — ' it is a sign that I ought...
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The Annual biography and obituary, Volume 17

1833
...replied to this affectionate expostulation in the words of Montrose, — • ' He either fears bis fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all.' " ' If I fail,' I said, — for the dialogue is strong in my recollection, — ' it is a sign that...
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Introductions, and Notes and Illustrations to the Novels, Tales ..., Volume 3

Walter Scott - 1833
...sentiment of my old hero Montrose, and to say to myself, that in literature, as in war, " He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To win or lose it all." To the particulars explanatory of the plan of these Chronicles, which the reader...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year ..., Volume 17

Great Britain - 1833
...affectionate expostulation in the words of Montrose, — ' He either fears his fate too much, Or bis deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all.' " ' If I fail,' I said, — for the dialogue is strong in my recollection, — ' it is a sign that...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary

Great Britain - 1833
...in the words of Montrose, — . ' He either fears his fate too much, Or hk deserts arc small, \Vhn dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all.' " ' If I fail,' I said, — for the dialogue is strong in my recollection, — ' it is a sign that...
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The Songs of England and Scotland, Volume 2

Ballads, English - 1835
...will reign, And I will reign alone, My thoughts did evermore disdain A rival on my throne. He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small,...dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all. But I will reign, and govern still, And always give the law, And have each subject at my will, And...
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The songs of England and Scotland

England - 1835
...reign, And I will reign alone, My thoughts did evermore disdain A rival on my throne. He either feurs his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it alL But 1 will reign, and govern still, And always give the law, And have each subject at my will, And...
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Foster's Cabinet Miscellany: A Series of Publications on Various ..., Volume 3

Literature - 1837
...with impunity.' I replied to this affectionate expostulation in the words of Montrose:— ' He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To win or lose it all.' ' If I fail,' I said,—for the dialogue is strong in my recollection,— 'it...
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La Musa Madrigalesca: Or, A Collection of Madrigals, Ballets, Roundelays ...

Thomas Oliphant - Ballads, English - 1837 - 338 pages
...beautiful song, " My dear and only love," breathes a similar sentiment of chivalrous feeling : " He either fears his fate too much, " Or his deserts are small ; " Who dares not put it to the test, " To gain — or lose it all." IX. As I beheld, I saw a'herdman wild With his sheephook a picture...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 1

John Gibson Lockhart - Authors, Scottish - 1837
...affectionate expostulation in the words of Montrose : . i ' He either fears hie fate too much, Or hie deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To win or lose it all.' ' If I fail,' I said — for the dialogue is strong in my recollection, ' it is...
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