Richard Savage

Richard Savage (c. 1697August 1, 1743) was an English poet.

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  • When anger rushes, unrestrain'd to action,
    Like a hot steed, it stumbles in its way:
    The man of thought strikes deepest, and strikes safest.
    • Sir Thomas Overbury.
  • He lives to build, not boast, a generous race;
    No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.
    • The Bastard (1728), line 7, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • May see thee now, though late, redeem thy name,
    And glorify what else is damn'd to fame.
    • Character of Foster, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "All crowd, who foremost shall be damn'd to fame", Alexander Pope, The Dunciad, Book III, line 158.

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