|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||John Fletcher (15791625)|
|QUOTATION:||Let us do or die. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Island Princess. Act ii. Sc. 4.|
Let us do or die.Robert Burns: Bannockburn. Thomas Campbell: Gertrude of Wyoming, part iii. stanza 37.
Scott says, This expression is a kind of common property, being the motto, we believe, of a Scottish family.Review of Gertrude, Scotts Miscellanies, vol. i. p. 153. [back]