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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6977
AUTHOR:Theodore Parker (1810–1860)
QUOTATION:  A democracy,—that is a government of all the people, by all the people, for all the people; 1 of course, a government of the principles of eternal justice, the unchanging law of God; for shortness’ sake I will call it the idea of Freedom.
ATTRIBUTION:The American Idea: Speech at N. E. Anti-Slavery Convention, Boston, May 29, 1850.
 
Note 1.
See Daniel Webster, page 532. Also see Abraham Lincoln, page 661. [back]
 

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