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

James Graham

    He either fears his fate too much,
  Or his deserts are small,
That dares not put it to the touch
  To gain or lose it all. 1
          My Dear and only Love.
    I ’ll make thee glorious by my pen,
  And famous by my sword. 2
          My Dear and only Love.
Note 1.
That puts it not unto the touch
To win or lose it all.
Sir W. F. P. Napier: Montrose and the Covenanters, vol. ii. p. 566. [back]
Note 2.
I ’ll make thee famous by my pen,
And glorious by my sword.
Sir Walter Scott: Legend of Montrose, chap. xv. [back]