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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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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 3

John Gibson Lockhart - Authors, Scottish - 1839
...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 strong1 in my recollection, ' it...
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Memoirs of the life of sir Walter Scott [by J.G. Lockhart].

John Gibson Lockhart - 1839
...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 is...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Complete in One Volume. With ...

Walter Scott - 1841 - 823 pages
...impunity." I replied to this affectionate expostulation in the words of Montrose — " He either fears hit) 3 " These Highland riaiu were repeated almost every sum '•••r fir several successive years, and...
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Ayton Priory; or, the Restored Monastery

John Mason Neale - Monasticism and religious orders - 1843 - 80 pages
...wishes—but I warn you against being too sanguine." " Do you not know ?" asked Charles : " 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!" And in half an hour he was gallopping to Teynton Park. Some two hours subsequently,...
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The Lamp of Lothian, Or, The History of Haddington: In Connection with the ...

James Miller - East Lothian (Scotland) - 1844 - 528 pages
...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, Who dares not put it to the touch, To gain or loss it all. And if no faithless action stain Thy love and constant word, I'll make thee famous by...
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Chronicles of the Canongate: First series

Walter Scott - 1845
...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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Memoirs of a Femme de Chambre, Volume 2

Marguerite Countess of Blessington - 1846 - 440 pages
...would reign, And I would reign alone; My soul did evermore disdain A rival in my throne. 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. "Would you stand this, Miss Moore?" "Why," she said, as her fingers ran carelessly...
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Marriage: A Novel

Susan Ferrier - English fiction - 1847 - 156 pages
...her quite happy, and returned to Beech Park. CHAPTER LV1I. " He either fears his fate too Jiuch, i Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all." Marquis of MONTKO s E . TIME rolled on, but no event occurred in Grizzy's life worthy of being commemorated....
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The Churchman's companion, Volume 13

1853
...sought, then ; and bid the Varangian, whom he left below, attend me here." CHAPTER IV. " 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." SIB EDWABD DE BTTSHTOX had walked forth into the en with a lighter \ieort, sessed....
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The History of England for Catholic Children: From the Earliest Times to the ...

England - Catholic youth - 1850 - 411 pages
...I will reign, And I will reign alone ; My soul did evermore disdain A rival in my throne. 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. Then in the empire of thy heart, Where I alone would be, If others should pretend...
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