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14 Famous Quotes by Joanna Baillie
9/11/1762 - 2/23/1851
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Oh, swiftly glides the bonnie boat. Just parted from the shore, And to the fisher's chorus-note, Soft moves the dipping oar!

Boating Quotes, by Joanna Baillie , Source: Oh, Swiftly Glides the Bonnie Boat, a song

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Think'st thou there are no serpents in the world But those who slide along the grassy sod, And sting the luckless foot that presses them? There are who in the path of social life Do bask their spotted skins in Fortune's sun, And sting the soul.

Deceit Quotes, by Joanna Baillie , Source: De Montfort (act I, sc. 2)

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Words of affection, howsoe'er express'd, The latest spoken still are deem'd the best.

Words Quotes, by Joanna Baillie , Source: Address to Miss Agnes Baillie on her Birthday (l. 126)

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The tyrant now Trusts not to men: nightly within his chamber The watch-dog guards his couch, the only friend He now dare trust.

Tyranny Quotes, by Joanna Baillie , Source: Ethwald (pt. II, act V)

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But woman's grief is like a summer storm, Short as it violent is.

Women Quotes, by Joanna Baillie , Source: Basil (act V, sc. 3)

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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.

Fear Quotes, by Joanna Baillie , Source: Basil (act III, sc. 1, l. 151)

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The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.

Fear Quotes, by Joanna Baillie , Source: Basil (act III, sc. 1, l. 151)

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Good-morrow to thy sable beak, And glossy plumage, dark and sleek, Thy crimson moon and azure eye, Cock of the heath, so wildly shy!

Cocks Quotes, by Joanna Baillie , Source: The Black Cock (st. 1)

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Some men are born to feast, and not to fight; Whose sluggish minds, e'en in fair honor's field, Still on their dinner turn-- Let such pot-boiling varlets stay at home, And wield a flesh-hook rather than a sword.

Eating Quotes, by Joanna Baillie , Source: Basil (act I, sc. 1)

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Sweet sleep be with us, one and all! And if upon its stillness fall The visions of a busy brain, We'll have our pleasure o'er again, To warm the heart, to charm the sight, Gay dreams to all! good night, good night.

Dreams Quotes, by Joanna Baillie , Source: The Phantom--Song

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A willing heart adds feather to the heel And makes the clown a winged Mercury.

Will Quotes, by Joanna Baillie , Source: De Montfort (act III, sc. 2)

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The hushed winds wail with feeble moan Like infant charity.

Wind Quotes, by Joanna Baillie , Source: Orra (act III, sc. 1, The Chough and Crow)

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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 fears subdues, and bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.

Courage Quotes, by Joanna Baillie

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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 fears subdues, And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.

Courage Quotes, by Joanna Baillie

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