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33 Famous Quotes by George Crabbe
12/24/1754 - 2/3/1832
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The wife was pretty, trifling, childish, weak; She could not think, but would not cease to speak.

Wives Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: Tales--Struggles of Conscience

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Some hearts are hidden, some have not a heart.

Heart Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: The Borough (letter XVII)

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Feed the musician, and he's out of tune

Musicians Quotes, by George Crabbe

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Cut and come again.

Proverbial phrases Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: Tales VII (l. 26)

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Oh! 'tis a precious thing, when wives are dead, To find such numbers who will serve instead: And in whatever state a man be thrown, 'Tis that precisely they would wish their own.

Wives Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: Tales--The Learned Boy

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Feel you the barren flattery of a rhyme? Can poets soothe you, when you pine for bread, By winding myrtle round your ruin'd shed?

Poetry Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: The Village (bk. I)

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Oh, Conscience! Conscience! man's most faithful friend, Him canst thou comfort, ease, relieve, defend; But if he will thy friendly checks forego, Thou art, oh! woe for me, his deadliest foe!

Conscience Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: Struggles of Conscience (last lines)

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To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent!

Repentance Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: Tales of the Hall (bk. III, Boys at School, last line)

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But monument themselves memorials need.

Monuments Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: The Borough (letter II)

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Now, at a certain time, in pleasant mood, He tried the luxury of doing good.

Goodness Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: Tales of the Hall (bk. III)

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Oh! rather give me commentators plain, Who with no deep researches vex the brain; Who from the dark and doubtful love to run, And hold their glimmering tapers to the sun.

Authorship Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: The Parish Register (pt. I, introduction)

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His patient soul endures what Heav'n ordains, But neither feels nor fears ideal pains.

Patience Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: The Borough (letter XVII)

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Through the sharp air a flaky torrent flies, Mocks the slow sight, and hides the gloomy skies; The fleecy clouds their chilly bosoms bare, And shed their substance on the floating air.

Snow Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: Inebriety

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"What is a church?" Let Truth and reason speak, They would reply, "The faithful, pure and meek, From Christian folds, the one selected race, Of all professions, and in every place."

Churches Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: The Borough (letter II, l. 1)

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"What is a church?"--Our honest sexton tells, 'Tis a tall building, with a tower and bells.

Churches Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: The Borough (letter II, l. 11)

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But 'twas a maxim he had often tried, That right was right, and there he would abide.

Right Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: Tales (tale XV, The Squire and the Priest)

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The coward never on himself relies, But to an equal for assistance flies.

Cowards Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: Tale III-The Gentleman Farmer (l. 84)

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Old Peter Grimes made fishing his employ; His wife he cabined with him and his boy, And seemed that life laborious to enjoy.

Fishing Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: Peter Grimes

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A sly old fish, too cunning for the hook.

Fish Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: The Parish Register (pt. II)

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Habit with him was all the test of truth; "It must be right: I've done it from my youth."

Habit Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: The Borough (letter III)

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From powerful causes spring the empiric's gains, Man's love of life, his weakness, and his pains; These first induce him the vile trash to try, Then lend his name, that other men may buy.

Quackery Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: The Borough (letter VII, l. 124)

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Void of all honor, avaricious, rash, The daring tribe compound their boasted trash-- Tincture of syrup, lotion, drop, or pill; All tempt the sick to trust the lying bill.

Quackery Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: The Borough (letter VII, l. 75)

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To show the world what long experience gains, Requires not courage, though it calls for pains; But at life's outset to inform mankind Is a bold effort of a valiant mind.

Experience Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: The Borough (letter VII, l. 47)

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In her experience all her friends relied, Heaven was her help and nature was her guide.

Experience Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: Parish Register (pt. III)

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Come, now again, thy woes impart, Tell all thy sorrows, all thy sin; We cannot heal the throbbing heart Will we discern the wounds within.

Sin Quotes, by George Crabbe , Source: Hell of Justice (pt. II)

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