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George Crabbe (1754 – 1832)


English poet, known for his realistic and unsentimental portrayals of peasant life.
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George Crabbe
Books cannot always please, however good;
Minds are not ever craving for their food.
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And took for truth the test of ridicule.
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Our farmers round, well pleased with constant gain,
Like other farmers, flourish and complain.




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Cut and come again.
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Time has touched me gently in his race,
And left no odious furrows in my face.
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Where Plenty smiles - alas! she smiles for few,
And those who taste not, yet behold her store,
Are as the slaves that dig the golden ore,
The wealth around them makes them doubly poor.
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In this fool's paradise he drank delight.
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He tried the luxury of doing good.
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Her air, her manners, all who saw admir'd;
Courteous though coy, and gentle though retir'd;
The joy of youth and health her eyes display'd,
And ease of heart her every look convey'd.
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In idle wishes fools supinely stay;
Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.
George Crabbe
A master passion is the love of news.




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To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent.
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Habit with him was all the test of truth,
It must be right: Iíve done it from my youth.
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Better to love amiss than nothing to have loved.
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Secrets with girls, like loaded guns with boys,
Are never valued till they make a noise.
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'T was good advice, and meant, my son, Be good.
George Crabbe
The murmuring poor, who will not fast in peace.
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But 'twas a maxim he had often tried,
That right was right, and there he would abide.
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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.
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Who calls a lawyer rogue, may find, too late
Upon one of these depends his whole estate.
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