|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The Royal Navy of England has ever been its greatest defence and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island; an arm moreover from which however strong and powerful, no danger can ever be apprehended to liberty, and accordingly it has been assiduously cultivated even from the earliest ages.|
Blackstone.Commentaries by Broom and Hadley, Vol. I. Page 500.