Nicholas Rowe

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Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.
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Nicholas Rowe (16741718), English dramatist, poet and miscellaneous writer, was appointed Poet Laureate in 1715.


The Fair Penitent (1703)

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

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