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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Liberty
 
Deep in the frozen regions of the north,
A goddess violated brought thee forth,
Immortal liberty.
        Smollett.—Ode to Independence, Line 5.
  1
’Tis liberty alone that gives the flower
Of fleeting life, its lustre and perfume;
And we are weeds without it.
        Cowper.—The Task, Book V. Line 446.
  2
From the vine-cover’d hills and gay valleys of France,
  See the day-star of liberty rise;
Through clouds of detraction unwearied advance,
  And hold its new course in the skies.
        Roscoe.—The Metrical Miscellany. (Written in 1788.)
  3
Thou gav’st them more than life,
Giving what, lost, makes life not worth the keeping.
        Rogers’s Italy.—Genoa, Line 25.
  4
The love of liberty with life is given,
And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven.
        Dryden.—Palemon and Arcite, Book II. Line 291.
  5
When liberty is gone,
Life grows insipid and has lost its relish.
        Addison.—Cato, Act II.
  6
A day, an hour of virtuous liberty,
Is worth a whole eternity of bondage.
        Addison.—Cato, Act II.
  7
I would not my unhoused free condition
Put into circumscription and confine
For the sea’s worth.
        Shakespeare.—Othello, Act I. Scene 2. (Othello to Iago.)
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