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

R
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?
A
Words of affection, howso'er express'd,
The latest spoken still are deem'd the best.
N
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.
K
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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