Frases de Samuel Garth

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Samuel Garth

Fecha de nacimiento: 1661
Fecha de muerte: 18. Enero 1719

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Samuel Garth era escritor británico.

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Frases Samuel Garth

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„I see the right, and I approve it too,
Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue.“

—  Samuel Garth
Translation of Ovid, Metamorphoses, vii. 20 (translated by Tate and Stonestreet, edited by Garth), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "I know and love the good, yet, ah! the worst pursue" [veggio ’l meglio, et al peggior m’appiglio], Petrarch, Sonnet ccxxv. canzone xxi. To Laura in Life.

„Hard was their lodging, homely was their food;
For all their luxury was doing good.“

—  Samuel Garth
Claremont, line 148, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "And learn the luxury of doing good", Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveller, line 22; George Crabbe, Tales of the Hall, book iii; "If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces", William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act i. Sc. 2.

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