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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6119
AUTHOR:Colonel Blacker
QUOTATION:Put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry! 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Oliver’s Advice. 1834.
 
Note 1.
There is a well-authenticated anecdote of Cromwell. On a certain occasion, when his troops were about to cross a river to attack the enemy, he concluded an address, with these words: “Put your trust in God; but mind to keep your powder dry!”—Hayes: Ballads of Ireland, vol. 1, p. 191. [back]
 

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