One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Timidity will prevent you from achieving your objective.
- ‘"Faint heart never won fair lady," win the advice of a friend to Mr. Child, the son of a brewer, who sought the hand of the lady.’
- ‘‘Well, faint heart ne'er won fair maiden, or so the sayin’ goes Rennalt, ‘you had better make this one a good one‘.’
- ‘Yes, awkward; yes, risky - but faint heart never won fair lady and all that.’
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