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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Rebellion
 
The worst of rebels never arm
To do their king or country harm,
But draw their swords to do them good,
As doctors cure by letting blood.
        Butler—Miscellaneous Thoughts. L. 181.
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  Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against.
        Carlyle—Essays. Goethe’s Works.
  2
Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
        Inscription on a Cannon near which the ashes of President John Bradshaw were lodged, on the top of hill near Martha Bay in Jamaica. See Stiles—History of the Three Judges of Charles I. Attributed also to Franklin in Randall’s Life of Jefferson. Vol. III. P. 585. Motto on Jefferson’s seal.
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Rebellion in this land shall lose his sway,
Meeting the check of such another day.
        Henry IV. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 5. L. 41.
  4
Unthread the rude eye of rebellion.
        King John. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 11.
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