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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... "
The Monthly Epitome - Strona 597
1802
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Notes and Queries

1883
...— " From distant clhnes, o'er wide-spread seas we come, Though not with much fetal or beat of drum; True patriots all ; for be it understood We left our country for our cuuntry's good." Who was the author of this squib 1 Barrington was the celebrated pickpocket, and no...
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The History of Tasmania, Tom 2

John West - 1852
...climes, o'er wide-spread 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 views disgraced our generous zeal, What urged our travels, was our country's weal. But, you inquire, what...
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The cruet stand, select pieces of prose and poetry, Tom 1

C. Gough - 1853
...noted pickpocket furnished the prologue which contained the two following lines : — True patriots we, for be it understood, We left our country, for our country's good. EPITAPH ON THE MARQUIS OF ANGLESEA'S LEG WHICH WAS SOLEMNLY INTERRED. Here lies the Earl of Uxbridge's...
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JOHN RANDOPH, OF ROANOKE AND OTHER SKETCHES OF CHARACTER INCLUDING WILLIAM ...

F.W. THOMAS - 1853
...Botany Bay epilogue, applied by Randolph to the Virginia settlers of Kentucky :.— " True patriots we, for, "be it understood, We left our country for our country's good." But Randolph, after a pause, continued: "I do riot make this remark, sir, in application to the morals...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature: And British and American ..., Tom 1

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1858
...widely known, light-fingered gentleman to whom is ascribed the wiUy couplet : *' True patriot* we! For be It understood, We left our country for our country's good." On the voyage oat Barrington gained the good-will of the officer» of the ship, by assisting so materially...
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Southern Lights and Shadows: Being Brief Notes of Three Years' Experience of ...

Frank Fowler - 1859 - Liczba stron: 132
...The epigrammatic couplet (which of course the reader has never met before !), — " True patriots we, for be it understood We left our country for our country's good,"— formed part of the brilliant pickpocket's composition. Clergymen get up their sermons over the pipe...
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The Croakers

Joseph Rodman Drake, Fitz-Greene Halleck - 1860 - Liczba stron: 191
...rather widely known, light-fingered gentleman to whom is aseribed the witty couplet: "True patriots we! For be it understood, We left our country for our country's good." — Allibone. 1O1. In a letter from William Cobbett to Sir Francis Hurdett, 20th June, 1817, enclosing...
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Accepted Addresses

George Augustus Sala - 1862 - Liczba stron: 307
...Mr. Barrington, was spoken, in which were to be found the appropriate lines : — " True patriots we, for be it understood, We left our country for our country's good." The authorities on licensing the undertaking gave the manager to understand that the slightest infraction...
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London Society, Tom 2;Tom 4

James Hogg, Florence Marryat - 1863
...solvent condition, have resided at Boulogne ; but this is hardly the common rule. ' True patriots we, for be it understood, We left our country for our country's good/ are lines not without some appropriateness for a considerable proportion of that two-thirds of the...
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Reminiscences of Thirty Years' Residence in New South Wales ..., Strony 271-300

Roger Therry - 1863 - Liczba stron: 514
...which, from its appropriateness and truth, has since passed into a proverb : — " True patriots we — for be it understood, We left our country— for our country's good." The price of admission was one shilling, paid in meal or rum, taken at the door. In later times the...
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