|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||John Trumbull (17501831)|
|QUOTATION:||As though there were a tie|
And obligation to posterity.
We get them, bear them, breed, and nurse:
What has posterity done for us.
That we, lest they their rights should lose,
Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?
|ATTRIBUTION:||McFingal. Canto ii. Line 121.|