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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Nicholas Rowe. (1674–1718)
 
 
1
    As if Misfortune made the throne her seat,
And none could be unhappy but the great. 1
          The Fair Penitent. Prologue.
2
    At length the morn and cold indifference came. 2
          The Fair Penitent. Act i. Sc. 1.
3
    Is she not more than painting can express,
Or youthful poets fancy when they love?
          The Fair Penitent. Act iii. Sc. 1.
4
    Is this that haughty gallant, gay Lothario?
          The Fair Penitent. Act v. Sc. 1.
 
Note 1.
None think the great unhappy, but the great—Edward Young: The Love of Fame, satire 1, line 238. [back]
Note 2.
But with the morning cool reflection came.—Sir Walter Scott: Chronicles of the Canongate, chap. iv.

Scott also quotes it in his notes to “The Monastery,” chap. iii. note 11; and with “calm” substituted for “cool” in “The Antiquary,” chap. v.; and with “repentance” for “reflection” in “Rob Roy,” chap. xii. [back]
 

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