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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Edward, Lord Thurlow. (1731–1806)
 
4572
    The accident of an accident.
          Speech in Reply to the Duke of Grafton. Butler’s Reminiscences, vol. i. p. 142.
4573
    When I forget my sovereign, may my God forget me. 1
          27 Parliamentary History, 680; Annual Register, 1789.
 
John Dickinson. (1732–1808)
 
4574
    Then join in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
          The Liberty Song (1768).
4575
    Our cause is just, our union is perfect.
          Declaration on taking up Arms in l775. 2
 
W. J. Mickle. (1734–1788)
 
4576
    The dews of summer nights did fall,
  The moon, sweet regent of the sky, 3
Silvered the walls of Cumnor Hall
  And many an oak that grew thereby.
          Cumnor Hall.
4577
    For there ’s nae luck about the house,
  There ’s nae luck at a’;
 
Note 1.
Whereupon Wilkes is reported to have said, somewhat coarsely, but not unhappily it must be allowed, “Forget you! He ’ll see you d—d first.” Burke also exclaimed, “The best thing that could happen to you!”—Lord Brougham: Statesmen of the Time of George III. (Thurlow.) [back]
Note 2.
From the original manuscript draft in Dickinson’s handwriting, which has given rise to the belief that he, not Jefferson (as formerly claimed), is the real author of this sentence. [back]
Note 3.
Jove, thou regent of the skies.—Alexander Pope. The Odyssey, book ii. line 42.

Now Cynthia, named fair regent of the night.—John Gay: Trivia, book iii.

And hail their queen, fair regent of the night.—Darwin: The Botanic Garden, part i. canto ii. line 90. [back]
 

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