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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4850
AUTHOR:John Quincy Adams (1767–1848)
QUOTATION:This hand, to tyrants ever sworn the foe,
For Freedom only deals the deadly blow;
Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade,
For gentle peace in Freedom’s hallowed shade. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Written in an Album, 1842.
 
Note 1.
See Sidney, Quotation 1.

See Also:
John Quincy Adams: Inaugural Address [back]
 

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