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" A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage. "
The epistles of Lucius Annĉus Seneca [tr.] with large annotations by T. Morell - Page 200
by Lucius Annaeus Seneca - 1786
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Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence

Bruce H. Mann, Mann - Business & Economics - 2002 - 372 pages
...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...
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Slavery and Augustan Literature: Swift, Pope, Gay

Dr Richardson, John A. Richardson - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 210 pages
...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...
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Of Thee I Speak: A Collection of Patriotic Quotes, Essays, and Speeches

Reference - 2006 - 254 pages
...Thomas Jefferson Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. —George Washington A day — an hour — of virtuous liberty is worth a whole eternity of bondage. — Joseph Acjcjison America 'from sea to shining sea' (is) the greatest country in the world, 'the...
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The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early ...

Edward G. Gray - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 238 pages
...tyrant, even one so manifestly more powerful than he, Cato commits suicide. The play's message was clear: A day, an hour of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity of bondage. (II, i) No price was too great to pay for even a moment of liberty. In the decade that preceded the...
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