- 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.
- 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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