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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3943
AUTHOR:Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)
QUOTATION:We are a kind of posterity in respect to them. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Letter to William Strahan, 1745.
 
Note 1.
Byron’s European fame is the best earnest of his immortality, for a foreign nation is a kind of contemporaneous posterity.—Horace Binny Wallace: Stanley, or the Recollections of a Man of the World, vol. ii. p. 89. [back]
 

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