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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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Ballou's Monthly Magazine, Volumes 51-52

American literature - 1880
...conclusion she fell asleep at last. " He either feara his fate too much Or his deserts are small That dares not put it to the touch To gain or lose it all." Everard was not wanting in courage, but one must confess that his hand trembled as he put together...
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London Society, Volume 7; Volume 9

James Hogg, Florence Marryat - English literature - 1866
...gallant Montrose : — • Ho either fears his fate too much, Or bis deserta are email. That (lures not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all !' What a mercy that tho privileges of an incognito surround us ! Were it not for these, we should...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations - 1867 - 715 pages
...has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit. Scott. 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. Scott, Intro. Chron. Canong. BANDY — see Coxcomb. He was perfumed like a milliner ; And "twixt his...
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Tinsley's Magazine, Volume 9

English fiction - 1871
...might, I would end the matter ere long; and I thought the while of the song of Moutrose, ' He cither fears his fate too much. Or his deserts are small,...dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all !' BEAUTIFUL NAMES. III. ROSALIE. ' When tongues speak sweetly, then they name her name. ' SHAKESPEARK....
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The Living Age ..., Volume 94

1867
...dismay at the extent to which he was involved, but persisted to the end in the course which he 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. (,';esar felt that his own powers deserved had originally chosen. When he ultimately...
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Tinsley's Magazine, Volume 11

English fiction - 1873
...renewed his attentions, and in an evil hour took unto himself the counsel of the old ballad, ' He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch. And win or lose it all.' He did put it to the touch ; and Eleanor's answer was simple and decided....
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Tinsley's Magazine, Volume 11

English fiction - 1872
...attentions, and in an evil hour took unto himself the counsel of the old ballad, ' lie cither fears liis fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, And win or lose it all.' He did put it to the touch ; and Eleanor's answer was simple and decided....
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A Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant: And Sketch of Schuyler Colfax

Albert Deane Richardson - 1868 - 560 pages
...Thus he sat; and when the company retired we left him there, still smoking and thinking." " He either fears his fate too much Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To wiu or lose it all." He staked every tiling upon it ; and relenting Fortune, tir of battling against...
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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...reign, And I will reign alone ; 10 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, 15 To gain or lose it all. But I will reign and govern still, And always give the law, And have each...
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The Magic Box: The Eccentric Genius of Hannah Maynard

Claire Weissman Wilks, Hannah Maynard - Photographers - 1980 - 149 pages
...him to you. Tennyson I never loved a tree or flower but 'twas the soonest to decay. Arnold 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 Who changes the name and not the letter Changes for worse and not the better. Tis...
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