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

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Nicholas Rowe. (1674–1718)
    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.
Isaac Watts. (1674–1748)
    Whene’er I take my walks abroad,
  How many poor I see!
What shall I render to my God
  For all his gifts to me?
          Divine Songs. Song iv.
    A flower, when offered in the bud,
  Is no vain sacrifice.
          Divine Songs. Song xii.
    And he that does one fault at first
  And lies to hide it, makes it two. 3
          Divine Songs. Song xv.
    Let dogs delight to bark and bite,
  For God hath made them so;
Let bears and lions growl and fight,
  For ’t is their nature too.
          Divine Songs. Song xvi.
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]
Note 3.
See Herbert, Quotation 8. [back]