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Reminiscences of Thirty Years' Residence in New South Wales and Victoria ... - Page 61
by Roger Therry - 1863 - 514 pages
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Hutchinson's Australasian Encyclopędia

Australasia - 1892 - 437 pages
...age at Parramatta. He was thej author of the celebrated prologue, commencing — " True patriots all, for be it understood We left our country for our country's good ; No private views disgraced our generous zeal, What urged our travels was our country's weal. Barringtcu,...
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The Waverley Novels, Issue 30

Sir Walter Scott - 1893
...Orloff of a diamond snuff-box valued at £30,000. He is best remembered as author of the lines — True patriots we, for, be it understood, We left our country for our country's good. This prologue was written by Barrington, then a convict, and recited by him when a theatre was opened...
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The United Service Magazine, Volume 114

Military art and science - 1894
...permission of Governor Hunter, the convict actors introduced into their prologue the famous couplet : True patriots we — for be it understood, We left our country for our country's good, and there was now a sufficient play-going public to support a Theatre Royal. Although as yet the flag...
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The Jilt and Other Stories

Charles Reade - 1895 - 282 pages
...have been hung. His well-meant endeavour reminds one of the convicts' verses, bound for Botany Bay : True patriots we, for, be it understood, We left our country for our country's good. The nation that had retained him against his will now began to suffer for its folly, by his habitual breaches...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Quotations, English - 1895 - 715 pages
...shield ; — " Come with it, when the battle's done, Or on it, from the field." Robert Montgomery. True patriots we, for be it understood, We left our country for our country's good. Barrington, (The Pickpocket,) N. 8. It'a'ri. PATRIOTISM — continued. When a patriot falls, must he...
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The Jilt, &c: Good Stories of Man and Other Animals

Charles Reade - 1896 - 358 pages
...have been hung. His well-meant endeavour reminds one of the convicts' verses, bound for Botany Bay : " True patriots we, for, be it understood, We left our country for our country's good." The nation that had retained him against his will now began to suffer for its folly, by his habitual breaches...
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Noqu Talanoa: Stories from the South Seas

Sundowner - Polynesia - 1896 - 178 pages
...Barrington. From distant climes, o'er widespread seas, we come, Though not with much eclat or beat of drum. True patriots we, for, be it understood, We left our country for our country's good. No private ends disgraced our generous zeal— What urged our travels was our country's weal ; And...
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The Jilt, &c: Good Stories of Man and Other Animals

Charles Reade - 1896 - 358 pages
...been hung. His well-meant endeavour reminds one of the convicts' verses, bound for Botany Bay : " Trne patriots we, for, be it understood, We left our country for our country's good." The nation that had retained him against his will now began to suffer for its folly, by his habitual breaches...
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The History of the Convict Hulk "Success" and "Success" Prisoners: A Vivid ...

Joseph C. Harvie - Australia - 1896 - 75 pages
...of Sydney ; and in humorous verses of his own composition he used to recite : " True patriots all, for be it understood We left our country for our country's good ; No private views disgraced our generous zeal, What urged our travels was our country's weal ; And...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

Mottoes - 1896 - 1178 pages
...ships were British oak, And hearts of oak our men. b. SJ ARNOLD— Death of Nelson. True patriots all ; SABAII J. HALE— Iron. St. VI. Green be the turf above thee, F c. GKORQE BARRINGTON — New South Wales. Prologue for the Opening of the Playhouse at New South Walei,...
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