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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 Waverley novels. 25 vols.

sir Walter Scott (bart [novels, collected]) - 1863
...and to say to myself, that in litera1 ture, as in war, " He either fears his fate too much, Or hie 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^is...
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Foliorum silvula, selections for translation into Latin and Greek ..., Volume 1

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1864
...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 if no faithless action stain thy love and constant word, I'll make thee famous by my pen and glorious...
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Flowers and Fruit Gathered by Loving Hands from Old English Gardens

Emily Taylor - English poetry - 1864 - 182 pages
...will reign, And I will reign alone ; My soul did ever more disdain A rival to 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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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1865 - 480 pages
...soar so high.* To a Lady sinying a Song of his composing. MARQUIS OF MONTROSE. 1612-1650. 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. Song " MtJ Dear and only Looe." I '11 make thee glorious by my pen, And famous by my sword. lb'd. *...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: With a Memoir of the Author, Volume 3

Walter Scott - 1866
...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 this conversation, was, no doubt, his aunt, Miss Christian...
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The Tale of Danish Heroism

John Edwin Hilary Skinner - Schleswig-Holstein War, 1848-1850 - 1865 - 248 pages
...pieces in covering the Danish retreat ! CHAPTER V. HOW THE PRUSSIANS LOST AN OPPORTUNITY. " 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." MONTHOSE'B LOVE SONG. RAPIDLY following in their enemies' footsteps, Marshal Wrangel...
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River scenery. In the workaday world. In harvest time. In the fall of the ...

Holme Lee - 1865
...a sort of gay defiance that — " He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Wbo dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all!" Of his company are Sir Richard Lovelace, flying to the wars, and consoling his sweet for the inconstancy,...
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The Book of Rubies: A Collection of the Most Notable Love-poems in the ...

English poetry - 1866 - 384 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,...dares not put it to the touch To gain or lose it all. 8* '-V But I will reign and govern still, And always give the law, And have each subject at my will,...
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The Book of Rubies: A Collection of the Most Notable Love-poems in the ...

English poetry - 1866 - 384 pages
...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 lose it all. But I will reign and govern still, And always give the law, And have each subject at my will, And all...
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London Society, Volume 8; Volume 10

James Hogg, Florence Marryat - English literature - 1866
...and education, to blecs a country heart and adorn a country life. He remembered that — ' Ho either fears his fate too much. Or his deserts are small, Who dares not pnt it to ihe touch, And win— or lose it all.' He would put his fate to the touch to-morrow before...
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