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Joanna Baillie
(1762-1851) born on
Sep 11
Scottish poet, dramatist. Her plays, mainly in verse, were highly praised at a period when serious drama was in decline; wrote her "Plays on the Passions," 3 vol., 1798-1812.
         
   
F
I wish I were with some of the wild people that run in the woods, and know nothing about accomplishments!

R
Pride is a fault that great men blush not to own: it is the ennobled offspring of self-love; though, it must be confessed, grave and pompous vanity, Iike a fat plebeian in a rove of office, does very often assume its name.
A
Sweet sleep be with us, one and all!
And if upon its stillness fall
The visions of a busy brain,
We'll have our pleasure o'er again,
To warm the heart, to charm the sight,
Gay dreams to all! good night, good night.
N
What custom hath endeared
We part with sadly, tho we prize it not.
K
I have seen the day, when, if a man made himself ridiculous, the world would laugh at him. But now, everything that is mean, disgusting, and absurd, pleases them but so much the better!
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Family Legend," Act III, Sc. 3, 1810.
R: "The Second Marriage," Act 11, Sc. 4, 1802.
A: "The Phantom," 1836.
N: "Basil," Act I, Sc. 2, 1798.
K: "The Election," Act 1, Sc. 2, 1811.
   


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