|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||George Farquhar (16781707)|
|QUOTATION:||T was for the good of my country that I should be abroad. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Beaux Stratagem. Act iii. Sc. 2.|
Leaving his country for his countrys sake.Fitz-Geffrey: The Life and Death of Sir Francis Drake, stanza 213 (1596).
True patriots all; for, be it understood,
We left our country for our countrys good.
George Barrington: Prologue written for the opening of the Play-house at New South Wales, Jan. 16, 1796. New South Wales, p. 152. [back]