Things done well, And with a care, exempt themselves from fear; Things done without example, in their issue Are to be fear'd.
The proud he tam'd, the penitent he cheer'd: Nor to rebuke the rich offender fear'd. His preaching much, but more his practice wrought; (A living sermon of the truths he taught:) For this by rules severe his life he squar'd: That all might see the doctrines which they heard.john dryden
Kneller, by Heaven and not a master taught Whose art was nature, and whose pictures thought, * * * * * * Living great Nature fear'd he might outvie Her works; and dying, fears herself may die.Alexander Pope, Inscription on the monument of Sir Geofrey Kneller in Westminster Abbey; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 232. Imitated from the epitaph on Raphael, in the Pantheon at Rome.
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