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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

Niholas Rowe 1674-1718 John Bartlett

    As if Misfortune made the throne her seat,
And none could be unhappy but the great. 1
          The Fair Penitent. Prologue.
    At length the morn and cold indifference came. 2
          The Fair Penitent. Act i. Sc. 1.
    Is she not more than painting can express,
Or youthful poets fancy when they love?
          The Fair Penitent. Act iii. Sc. 1.
    Is this that haughty gallant, gay Lothario?
          The Fair Penitent. Act v. Sc. 1.
Note 1.
None think the great unhappy, but the great—Edward Young: The Love of Fame, satire 1, line 238. [back]
Note 2.
But with the morning cool reflection came.—Sir Walter Scott: Chronicles of the Canongate, chap. iv.

Scott also quotes it in his notes to “The Monastery,” chap. iii. note 11; and with “calm” substituted for “cool” in “The Antiquary,” chap. v.; and with “repentance” for “reflection” in “Rob Roy,” chap. xii. [back]