James Merrick

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James Merrick (17201769) was an English poet and scholar.

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  • Not what we wish, but what we want,
    Oh, let thy grace supply!
    • Hymn, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Let not that happen which I wish, but that which is right", Menander, Fragment.
  • Oft has it been my lot to mark
    A proud, conceited, talking spark.
    • The Chameleon, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).


  • Oh let thy fear within me dwell,
    Thy love my footsteps guide ;
    That love shall vainer loves expel,
    That fear all fears beside.
    • "The Sacred Poets of England and America For Three Centuries" printed 1848.


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