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“The brave man is not he who feels no fear, / For that were stupid and irrational; / But he, whose noble soul its fear subdues, / And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.”
“What custom hath endear'd / We part with sadly, though we prize it not ...”
“A willing heart adds feather to the heel.”
“The bliss e'en of a moment still is bliss.”
“Pamper'd vanity is a better thing perhaps than starved pride.”
“Can spirit from the tomb, or fiend from hell, / More hateful, more malignant be than man — / Than villainous man?”
“Me care for te laws when te laws care for me.”
“Words of affection, howsoe'er express'd, / The latest spoken still are deem'd the best ...”
Joanna Baillie, Scottish playwright, poet
(1762 - 1851)