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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6208
AUTHOR:Lydia Maria Child (1802–1880)
QUOTATION:  England may as well dam up the waters of the Nile with bulrushes as to fetter the step of Freedom, more proud and firm in this youthful land than where she treads the sequestered glens of Scotland, or couches herself among the magnificent mountains of Switzerland.
ATTRIBUTION:Supposititious Speech of James Otis. The Rebels, Chap. iv.
 

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