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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Patrick Henry. (1736–1799)
 
 
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    Cæsar had his Brutus; Charles the First, his Cromwell; and George the Third [“Treason!” cried the Speaker]—may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.
          Speech in the Virginia Convention, 1765.
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    I am not a Virginian, but an American. 1
          Speech in the Virginia Convention, September, 1774.
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    I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past. 2
          Speech in the Virginia Convention, March, 1775.
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    Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
          Speech in the Virginia Convention, March, 1775.
 
Note 1.
I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American!—Daniel Webster: Speech, July 17, 1850. [back]
Note 2.
See Burke, Quotation 36. [back]
 

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