T was for the good of my country that I should be abroad.1
The Beaux Stratagem. Act iii. Sc. 2.
Note 1. Leaving his country for his countrys sake.Fitz-Geffrey: The Life and Death of Sir Francis Drake, stanza 213 (1596).
True patriots all; for, be it understood, We left our country for our countrys good. George Barrington: Prologue written for the opening of the Play-house at New South Wales, Jan. 16, 1796. New South Wales, p. 152. [back]