• Tis ever thus when favours are denied;
    All had been granted but the thing we beg:
    And still some great unlikely substitute--
    Your life, your soul, your all of earthly good--
    Is proffer'd, in the room of one small boon.

    Joanna Baillie (1806). “A series of plays in which it is attempted to delineate the stronger passions of the mind: each passion being the subject of a tragedy and a comedy”, p.98