|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
| Drive a coach and six through an Act of Parliament.|
| Macaulay (History of England, chap. xii.) gives a saying often in the mouth of Stephen Rice [afterward Chief Baron of the Exchequer], I will drive a coach and six through the Act of Settlement.|
| During good behaviour.|
| That after the said limitation shall take effect,
judges commissions be made quando se bene gesserit.Statutes 12 and 13 William III. c. 2, sect. 3.|
| Eclipse first, the rest nowhere.|
| Declared by Captain OKelley at Epsom, May 3, 1769.Annals of Sporting, vol. ii. p. 271.|
| Emerald Isle.|
| Dr. William Drennan (17541820) says this expression was first used in a party song called Erin, to her own Tune, written in 1795. The song appears to have been anonymous.|
| Era of good feeling.|
| The title of an article in the Boston Centinel, July 12, 1817.|
| Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.|
| It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.John Philpot Curran: Speech upon the Right of Election, 1790. (Speeches. Dublin, 1808.)|
There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust.Demosthenes: Philippic 2, sect. 24.
| Fiat justitia ruat clum.|
| William Watson: Decacordon of Ten Quodlibeticall Questions (1602). Prynne: Fresh Discovery of Prodigious New Wandering-Blazing Stars (second edition, London, 1646). Ward: Simple Cobbler of Aggawam in America (1647).|
Fiat Justitia et ruat Mundus.Egerton Papers (1552, p. 25). Camden Society (1840). Aiken: Court and Times of James I., vol. ii. p. 500 (1625).
January 31, 1642, the Duke of Richmond in a speech before the House of Lords used these words: Regnet Justitia et ruat Clum. (Old Parliamentary History, vol. x. p. 28.