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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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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: With a Memoir of the Author, Volume 3

Walter Scott - 1857
...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,...dares not put it to the touch To gain or lose it all." 1 [The lady with whom Sir Walter Scott held thts conversation, was, no doubt, his aunt, Miss Christian...
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True to nature, Volume 1

True - 1857
...Place, repeating to himself as he walked along, those lines of Montrose's love song : — " 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." No person that saw him walking on erect and dignified as usual, would have dreamed...
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Memoirs of James, Marquis of Montrose, K.G. Captain General of Scotland

James Grant - Scotland - 1853 - 396 pages
...reign, And I will reign alone ; My thoughts did ever more disdain, A rival on my throne. lie 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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Memoirs of James, marquis of Montrose

James Grant - Scotland - 1858 - 396 pages
...reign, And I will reign alone ; My thoughts did ever more 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; v And have each subject at my will, And...
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The laird of Norlaw, by the author of 'Margaret Maitland'.

Margaret Oliphant Oliphant - 1858
...full of thought, turning over half unconsciously in his mind the words of his adviser. " He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small,...not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all." Somehow these lines floated in upon Huntley's mind as he stood gazing upon the summer landscape. To...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 1

Walter Scott - 1858 - 840 pages
...with impunity." I replied to this affectionate expostulation ir. 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 gain or lose it all."3 author firet entered the romantic scenery of Loch Katrine, of which he may perhaps say he has...
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Florence, Volume 561

M E. Hammond - 1858
...in inarticulate murmurs ; she fell forwards, and fainted in his arms. 313 CHAPTER XXVIII. 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. Marquis of Montrose. " NEXT Tuesday is Evelyn's birthday," said Lady Cecilia, one...
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Studies and Illustrations of the Great Rebellion

John Langton Sanford - Great Britain - 1858 - 630 pages
...evermore disdain A rival on my throne. He either fears las fate too much, Or his deserts are small, That dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all. in. 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 LAIRD OF NORLAW. A SCOTTISH STORY

THE LAIRD OF NORLAW - 1859
...silent, full of thought, turning over half uncMsciousiy in his mind the words of his adviser. "He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small,...not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all." Somehow these lines floated in upon Huntley's mind as he stood gazing upon the summer landscape. To...
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The Laird of Norlaw: A Scottish Story

Mrs. Oliphant (Margaret) - English fiction - 1859 - 390 pages
...full of thought, turning over half unconsciously in his mind the words of his adviser. " He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, "Who dares not put it to the touch, To gam or lose it all." Somehow these lines floated in upon Huntley's mind as he stood gazing upon the...
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