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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
True patriots we, for, be it understood,
We left our country for our country’s good.
        Barrington.—Prologue written by a celebrated Pickpocket, to a play performed by Convicts at Sidney or Botany Bay.
  [The germ of this quotation seems to have been borrowed from Fitzgeffray’s Life of Sir Francis Drake, where we read:—
And bold and hard adventures t’ undertake,
Leaving his country for his country’s sake.
Fitzgeffray.—Life of Drake, A.D. 1600.]

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