III, 21. Translation: Who hath not patience, ne’er the fruit shall gain; Who all things coveteth, shall naught obtain. Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 269.
He full of bashfulness and truth, Loved much, hoped little, and desired nought.Gerusalemme Liberata Bk. II, stanza 16 (1580)Translation by Edward Fairfax, Godfrey of Bulloigne; or, The Recovery of Jerusalem (1844) vol. 1, p. 100. Translation first published 1600.