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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Tobias George Smollett. (1721–1771)
 
 
1
    Thy spirit, Independence, let me share;
  Lord of the lion heart and eagle eye,
Thy steps I follow with my bosom bare,
  Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky.
          Ode to Independence.
2
    Thy fatal shafts unerring move,
I bow before thine altar, Love!
          Roderick Random. Chap. xl.
3
    Facts are stubborn things. 1
          Translation of Gil Blas. Book x. Chap. 1.
 
Note 1.
Facts are stubborn things.—Elliot: Essay on Field Husbandry, p. 35 (1747). [back]
 

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