George Crabbe

1754 - 1832

A Quote by George Crabbe on ridicule and truth

And took for truth the test of ridicule.

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Source: Tales. Tales of the Hall. Book viii. The Sisters.

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A Quote by George Crabbe on weakness and wives

The wife was pretty, trifling, childish, weak; She could not think, but would not cease to speak.

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Source: The Struggles of Conscience

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A Quote by George Crabbe on time

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

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Source: Tales. Tales of the Hall. Book xvii. The Widow.

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A Quote by George Crabbe on idleness, wisdom, and wishes

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

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Source: The Birth of Flattery.

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A Quote by George Crabbe on anger, blindness, errors, impatience, losing, and strength

Anger makes us strong, Blind and impatient, And it leads us wrong; The strength is quickly lost; We feel the error long.

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

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A Quote by George Crabbe on maxims

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

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Source: Tales. Tale xv. The Squire and the Priest.

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A Quote by George Crabbe on secrets

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Secrets with girls, like loaded guns with boys, Are never valued till they make a noise.

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Source: The Maid’s Story

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A Quote by George Crabbe

Cut and come again.

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Source: Tales. Tale vii. The Widow's Tale.

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A Quote by George Crabbe on darkness and love

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 (1754 - 1832)

Source: The Parish Register. Part i. Introduction.

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A Quote by George Crabbe on paradise

In this fool's paradise he drank delight.

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Source: The Borough. Letter xii. Players.

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