George Crabbe Quotes

Worn with life's care, love yet was love.
George Crabbe (1754-1832), British poet. A Marriage Ring (l. 4). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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Our farmers round, well pleased with constant gain, Like other farmers, flourish and complain.
George Crabbe (1754-1832), British poet, clergyman. repr. in Poetical Works, eds. A.J. and R.M. Carlyle (1908, rev.1924). Baptisms, pt. 1, l. 273-4, The Parish Register (1807).
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Here dull and hopeless he'd lie down and trace How sidelong crabs had scrawled their crooked race;
George Crabbe (1754-1832), British poet. The Borough: Peter Grimes. . . Oxford Book of Narrative Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1983) Oxford University Press.
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With awe, around these silent walks I tread; These are the lasting mansions of the dead.
George Crabbe (1754-1832), British clergyman, poet. repr. in Poetical Works, eds. A.J. and R.M. Carlyle (1908, rev.1924). The Library, l. 105-6 (1808).
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What I behold are feverish fits of strife, 'Twixt fears of dying and desire of life:
George Crabbe (1754-1832), British poet. The Parish Register (l. 4). OAEL-1. Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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While the town small-talk flows from lip to lip; Intrigues half-gathered, conversation-scraps, Kitchen-cabals, and nursery-mishaps.
George Crabbe (1754-1832), British clergyman, poet. repr. in Poetical Works, eds. A.J. and R.M. Carlyle (1908, rev.1924). The Vicar, l. 70-2, The Borough, letter 3 (1810).
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Habit with him was all the test of truth, It must be right: I've done it from my youth.
George Crabbe (1754-1832), British clergyman, poet. "The Vicar," letter 3, The Borough.
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Habit with him was all the test of truth, "It must be right: I've done it from my youth."
George Crabbe (1754-1832), British clergyman, poet. repr. in Poetical Works, eds. A.J. and R.M. Carlyle (1908, rev.1924). The Vicar, l. 138-9, The Borough, letter 3 (1810).
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Because the Muses never knew their pains. They boast their peasants' pipes, but peasants now Resign their pipes and plod behind the plough;
George Crabbe (1754-1832), British poet. The Village. OAEL-1. Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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A potent quack, long versed in human ills, Who first insults the victim whom he kills; Whose murd'rous hand a drowsy bench protect, And whose most tender mercy is neglect.
George Crabbe (1754-1832), British poet. The Village. . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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