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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.
He was not all a father's heart could wish;
But oh, he was my son! my only son.

O lovely Sisters! is it true
That they are all inspired by you,
And write by inward magic charm'd,
And high enthusiasm warm'd?
Words of affection, howso'er express'd,
The latest spoken still are deem'd the best.
This will be triumph! this will be happiness! yea, that very thing, happiness, which I have been pursuing all my life, and have never yet overtaken.
The brave man is not he who feels no fear,
For that were stupid and irrational;
But he, whose noble soul its fear subdues,
And barely dares the danger nature shrinks from.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Orra." Act III, Sc. 2, 1812.
R: "Address to the Muses," St. xi, Fugitive Verses, 1790.
A: "Address to Miss Agnes Baillie on Her Birthday," 11.125-126.
N: "The Stripling," Act IV, Sc. 1, 1836.
K: "Basil," Act 111, Sc. I, 1798.

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