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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2090
AUTHOR:John Fletcher (1579–1625)
QUOTATION:Let us do or die. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Island Princess. Act ii. Sc. 4.
 
Note 1.
Let us do or die.—Robert Burns: Bannockburn. Thomas Campbell: Gertrude of Wyoming, part iii. stanza 37.

Scott says, “This expression is a kind of common property, being the motto, we believe, of a Scottish family.”—Review of Gertrude, Scott’s Miscellanies, vol. i. p. 153. [back]
 

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