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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
 
Count Pestel
 
        [Paul, Count Pestel; born in Russia, 1794; author of “Pestel’s Hymn;” became the leader of a secret society formed to introduce by force liberal institutions; executed 1826.]
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Stupid country, where they do not even know how to hang!
          When the rope broke by which he was to be hanged.
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