Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.
Deep in the frozen regions of the north, A goddess violated brought thee forth, Immortal liberty. Smollett.Ode to Independence, Line 5. 1
Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life, its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it. Cowper.The Task, Book V. Line 446. 2
From the vine-coverd hills and gay valleys of France, See the day-star of liberty rise; Through clouds of detraction unwearied advance, And hold its new course in the skies. Roscoe.The Metrical Miscellany. (Written in 1788.) 3
Thou gavst them more than life, Giving what, lost, makes life not worth the keeping. Rogerss Italy.Genoa, Line 25. 4
The love of liberty with life is given, And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven. Dryden.Palemon and Arcite, Book II. Line 291. 5
When liberty is gone, Life grows insipid and has lost its relish. Addison.Cato, Act II. 6
A day, an hour of virtuous liberty, Is worth a whole eternity of bondage. Addison.Cato, Act II. 7 I would not my unhoused free condition Put into circumscription and confine For the seas worth. Shakespeare.Othello, Act I. Scene 2. (Othello to Iago.) 8