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George Crabbe (1754-1832)

English poet

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

GEORGE CRABBE, Tales of the Hall

Fashion, though Folly's child, and guide of fools,
Rules e'en the wisest, and in learning rules.

GEORGE CRABBE, The Library

Against her foes Religion well defends
Her sacred truths, but often fears her friends.

GEORGE CRABBE, The Library

Ability comprehends the power of doing in general, without specifying the quality or degree.

GEORGE CRABBE, English Synonyms

Learning is better worth than houses or land.

GEORGE CRABBE, attributed, Day's Collacon

A great lie is like a great fish on dry land; it may fret and fling, and make a frightful bother, but it cannot hurt you; you have only to keep still and it will die of itself.

GEORGE CRABBE, attributed, Day's Collacon

The value of a thing is as variable as the humors and circumstances of men; it may be nothing or something very great in the same object, at the same time, in the eyes of different men.

GEORGE CRABB, attributed, Day's Collacon

Through the sharp air a flaky torrent flies,
Mocks the slow sight, and hides the gloomy skies;
The fleecy clouds their chilly bosoms bare,
And shed their substance on the floating air.

GEORGE CRABBE, Inebriety

Arrogance is the act of the great; presumption that of the little.

GEORGE CRABBE, English Synonyms


George Crabbe Poems - a collection of his poetry.

George Crabbe Bibliography - a bibliography, including list of critical resources.

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