Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" 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
Full view - About this book

May and December, Volume 613

Catherine Anne Hubback - 1854
...nature of woman, for he would not yield to despair. Perhaps he remembered the words — F " 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 !" though I hardly think he was likely to have heard these old lines, or to...
Full view - About this book

The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott - English poetry - 1855 - 840 pages
...impunity." I replied to this affectionate expi>stulation in the words of Montrose — " He either fears hU fate too much, Or his deserts are small. Who dares not put it to the touch To gain or lose it all."' author first entered the romantic scenery of Loch Katrine, of which he may perhaps say he has somewhat...
Full view - About this book

General Bounce, Or, The Lady and the Locusts

George John Whyte-Melville - Authors, English - 1855
...would—ask the question, and stand the shot like a man. The General agreed with 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.' In pursuance of this doughty resolution, our veteran warrior took advantage of...
Full view - About this book

Chronicles of the Canongate. First series: The Highland widow. The two ...

Walter Scott - 1855
...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 pul it to the touch, To win or lose it all." To the particulars explanatory of the plan of these Chronicles,...
Full view - About this book

The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Including the Lay of the Last ...

Walter Scott - 1856 - 746 pages
...this affectionate expostulation in the words of Montrose — " He either fears his fate too ranch, Or his deserts are small, "Who dares not put it to the touch To gain or lose it all." " If I fail," I said, for the dialogue is strong in my recollection, " it is a sign that I ought never...
Full view - About this book

What might have been; or, The old love and the new, by the author of 'Cross ...

What - 1856
...or in earnest." " Like Montrose's song," remarked Adela, " Mr. Clayton is of opinion — ' 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.' And quite right too; it is the best way, I am sure. If anyone came to me for...
Full view - About this book

Memoirs of the Marquis of Montrose, Volume 1

Mark Napier - 1856 - 906 pages
...evermore disdain, A rival on my throne ; He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, That dares not put it to the touch To gain or lose it all." As the heroes of Plutarch had thus roused his youthful ambition, it must have appeased the indignant...
Full view - About this book

A Journal of Two Years' Travel in Persia, Ceylon, Etc, Volume 2

Robert B. M. Binning - Iran - 1857
...troops, who all but worshipped him ; and doubtless thought with the illfated 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." The whole army was in favour of this measure, but the moollah-hood violently opposed it. The ambitious...
Full view - About this book

the political works of sir walter scott with memoir of the author

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 this conversation, was, no doubt, his aunt, Miss Christian...
Full view - About this book

Songs of Scotland, ed. by C. Mackay

Charles Mackay - 1857
...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, And all...
Full view - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF