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Charles Robert Maturin (25 September 1780 – 30 October 1824), also known as C.R. Maturin, was an Irish Protestant clergyman (ordained by the Church of Ireland) and a writer of gothic plays and novels.
- A malady
Preys on my heart that med'cine cannot reach.
- Bertram (first staged May 9, 1816), Act IV, scene 2.
- O wretched is the dame, to whom the sound,
"Your lord will soon return," no pleasure brings.
- Bertram (first staged May 9, 1816), Act II, scene 5.
- 'Tis well to be merry and wise,
'Tis well to be honest and true;
'Tis well to be off with the old love,
Before you are on with the new.
- Motto to "Bertram," produced at Drury Lane, 1816.
- They waste life in what are called good resolutions—partial efforts at reformation, feebly commenced, heartlessly conducted, and hopelessly concluded.
- Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 384.