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" FROM distant climes, o'er wide-spread seas we come, Though not with much eclat, or beat of drum; True patriots all, for, be it understood, We left our country for our country's good... "
Reminiscences of Thirty Years' Residence in New South Wales and Victoria ... - Page 61
by Roger Therry - 1863 - 514 pages
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England in the Days of Old

William Andrews - England - 1897 - 279 pages
..."From distant climes, o'er widespread seas, we come, Though not with much dclat, or beat of drum ; True patriots we, 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 none...
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Bon-mots of the Nineteenth Century

Walter Jerrold - English wit and humor - 1897 - 189 pages
...following famous couplet, which concluded a prologue he wrote for a farce acted at Botany Bay— " True patriots we, for be it understood, We left our country for our country's good." 'p EDMOND BARRY in criticising a fellowactor admitted that he had shone in a certain character —...
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Stories of Australia in the Early Days

Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke - Australia - 1897 - 200 pages
...the first dramatic performance given in the colony, and which, from the neatness of the couplet — "True patriots we, for be it understood, We left our country for our country's good " — has been often quoted. There is more reason, however, to suppose that some officer of literary...
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The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and ..., Volume 25

Thomas Spencer Baynes, Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1897
...to Botany Bay ; The History of New South Wales; and The History of New Holland. "True patriots all; for, be it understood, we left our country for our country's good," is a familiar quotation. It is from a prologue written by him for the opening of the playhouse at New...
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Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages ...

Edward Ellis Morris - Australian languages - 1898 - 525 pages
...(erroneously imputed to a convict Harrington, but believed to have been written by an officer) declared ' True patriots we, for be it understood We left our country for our country's good.'" Patter, v. to eat. Aboriginal word, and used in pigeon-English, given by Collins in his vocabulary...
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Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages ...

Edward Ellis Morris - Australian languages - 1898 - 525 pages
...(erroneously imputed to a convict Harrington, but believed to have been written by an officer) declared ' True patriots we, for be it understood We left our country for our country's good.' " Patter, v. to eat. Aboriginal word, and used in pigeon-English, given by Collins in his vocabulary...
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The Stranger's Guide to Sydney: Arranged in a Series of Walks with a Map of ...

Sydney (N.S.W.) - 1861 - 105 pages
...climes, o'er wide spread seas wecouie, Though not with much eclat or Lieut of drum ; 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 Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American author True patriots we; for be it understood. We left our country for our country's good. George Barnngton (1755-1810) celebrated pickpocket, transported to Botany Bay The proper means of increasing...
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Our Country's Good

Timberlake Wertenbaker - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 109 pages
...climes o'er wide-spread seas we come, Though not with much 6clat or beat of drum, True patriots all; for be it understood, We left our country for our country's good; No private views disgraced our generous zeal, What urg'd our travels was our country's weal, And none...
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Thatcher's Theatre: British Theatre and Drama in the Eighties

D. Keith Peacock - Performing Arts - 1999 - 229 pages
...climes o'er wide-spread seas we come. Though not with much élcat or beat of drum. True patriots all; for be it understood, We left our country for our country's good; No private views disgraced our generous zeal, What urg'd our travels was our country's weal And none...
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