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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5508
AUTHOR:Daniel Webster (1782–1852)
QUOTATION:He smote the rock of the national resources, and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Speech on Hamilton, March 10, 1831. P. 200.
 
Note 1.
He it was that first gave to the law the air of a science. He found it a skeleton, and clothed it with life, colour, and complexion: he embraced the old statue, and by his touch it grew into youth, health, and beauty.—Barry Yelverton (Lord Avonmore): On Blackstone. [back]
 

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