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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 Sale-room, Issue 1

1817
...expostulation, in the words of Montrose, " He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Wlio dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all. If I fail, I said, it is a sign I ought never to nave succeeded, and I will write prose for life :...
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Marriage: A Novel ...

Susan Ferrier - 1818
...and returned to, Beech Park. CHAPTER XI. " He eitlier fcori hit fete too mm-h, Or hll (leicrti lire small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all." TIME rolled on, but DO event occurred in Grizzy's life worthy of being commemorated. Lady Juliana began...
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Marriage: A Novel ...

Susan Ferrier - 1819
...Mary, therefore, left her quite happy, and returned to Beech Park. CHAPTER XI. " 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." Marquis of MoKTEoSK. TIME rolled on, but no event occurred in Gri?zy's life worthy of being commemorated....
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The Lady's Magazine and Museum, Volume 11

English literature - 1837
...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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Constable's miscellany of original and selected publications

Constable and co, ltd - 1828
...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. MARQUIS OF MONTROSK. AFTER departing from the kingdom, (September 1646,) in obedience to the commands...
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History of the Rebellions in Scotland, Under the Marquis of ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746 - 1828 - 330 pages
...reign, • And I will reign alone ; My thoughts did evermore disdatq 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. MARQUIS OF MONTROSH. ft AFTER departing from the kingdom, (September 1646,) in obedience to the commands...
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Reginald Trevor, or, The Welsh loyalists

Edward Trevor Anwyl - 1829
...honourable commission in the service of your king? You know what one of our poets has said— ' He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small....not put it to the touch. To gain or lose it all.' And are not you bold enough to venture a trial for so peerless a prize?" " Matilda," said Lionel, with...
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The Scottish Songs, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - Ballads, Scots - 1829 - 370 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. But I will reign, and govern still, And always give the law, And have each subject at my will, 151...
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The Scottish Songs, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - Ballads, Scots - 1829 - 370 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, 170 But I will reign, and govern still, And always give the law, And have each subject at my will,...
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Some Account of the Life and Works of Sir Walter Scott

Allan Cunningham - Authors, Scottish - 1832 - 106 pages
...with impunity." I replied to this affectionate expostulation, in the words of Montrose, 11 He cither 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, it is a sign I ought never to have succeeded, and I will write prose for life :...
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