|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|True patriots we, for, be it understood,|
We left our country for our countrys 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 Fitzgeffrays Life of Sir Francis Drake, where we read:|
And bold and hard adventures t undertake,
Leaving his country for his countrys sake.
Fitzgeffray.Life of Drake, A.D. 1600.]