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George Crabbe

Data de nascimento: 24. Dezembro 1754
Data de falecimento: 3. Fevereiro 1832


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„He tried the luxury of doing good.“

—  George Crabbe
Book iii, "Boys at School". Compare: "And learn the luxury of doing good", Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveller, Line 22.

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

—  George Crabbe
Tale xv, "The Squire and the Priest". Compare: "For right is right, since God is God", Frederick William Faber, The Right must win.

„In idle wishes fools supinely stay;
Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.“

—  George Crabbe
The Birth of Flattery, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„Better to love amiss than nothing to have loved.“

—  George Crabbe
Tale xiv, "The Struggles of Conscience". Compare: "'T is better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all", Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam, xxvii.


„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.“

—  George Crabbe
The Parish Register (1807), Part i, "Introduction". Compare "How commentators each dark passage shun, / And hold their farthing candle to the sun", Edward Young, Love of Fame, Satire vii, Line 97.


„Time has touched me gently in his race,
And left no odious furrows in my face.“

—  George Crabbe
Book xvii, "The Widow". Compare: "Touch us gently, Time", Bryan W. Procter, Touch us gently, Time; "Time has laid his hand / Upon my heart, gently", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Golden Legend, iv.

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