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" Twill never be too late To sue for chains, and own a conqueror. Why should Rome fall a moment ere her time ? No, let us draw her term of freedom out In its full length, and spin it to the last, So shall we gain still one day's liberty: And let me perish,... "
The British drama - Page 346
by British drama - 1804
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Joseph Addison and Richard Steele: The Critical Heritage

Edward Alan Bloom, Lillian D. Bloom - 1995 - 480 lehte
...after Caesar had forced them to yield, then they might sue for Chains. And let me perish, but in Gate's Judgment, A Day, an Hour of virtuous Liberty, Is worth a whole Eternity in Bondage. (3) After Orders were given for the executing the base Villains who conspired Cato's Death, he thus...
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Contribution of Presbyterianism to the Maritime Provinces of Canada

Charles H. H. Scobie, George A. Rawlyk - 1997 - 267 lehte
...less civic virtue than Cato Uticensis, a statesman of the late Roman Republic: "Shall a heathen say/ - in Cato's judgment, / A day, an hour of virtuous liberty / Is worth a whole eternity of bondage'?" 47 The last four pages of the Letter are taken up with MacGregor 's restatement and rebuttal...
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The Noblest Minds: Fame, Honor, and the American Founding

Peter McNamara - 1999 - 236 lehte
...of virtuous freedom. 'Twill never be too late To sue for chains and own a conqueror. Why should Rome fall a moment ere her time? No, let us draw her term...hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.10 Cato's love of virtuous freedom makes all other cares pale by comparison. It enables him...
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Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence

Bruce H. Mann, Mann - 2002 - 344 lehte
...auspicious day," and a final one to "LIBERTY, Thou Goddess heavenly bright," with the sentiment that "A day, an hour of virtuous Liberty /Is worth a whole eternity in bondage." The imagined procession and the toasts were not Pintard's private musings. He gave them to a printer,...
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Slavery and Augustan Literature: Swift, Pope, Gay

Dr Richardson, John A. Richardson - 2004 - 187 lehte
...essays in the London Journal, and as the hero of Addison's play. In the latter he is made to declare: in Cato's judgment, A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.' Three things are important in this quotation. First, virtue and liberty are linked so as to become...
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