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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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Curious Facts of Old Colonial Days

James Bonwick - 1870 - Liczba stron: 352
...— " Prom distant climes, o'er wide-spread seas, we come, But not with much eclat, 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 urged our travels was our country's weal ; And none can doubt, but...
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New Outlook, Tom 104

1913
...characterized by one of the most noted of the convicts, George Harrington, author of the lines — " True patriots all, for, be it understood, We left our country for our country's good." But England's worst criminals were not sent to Botany Bay — they were hanged at home ; and at the...
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Old Tales of a Young Country

Marcus Clarke - 1871 - Liczba stron: 210
...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 ability...
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Once a Week

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - 1872
...climes, o'er wide-spread seas we come, Though not with much Mat, 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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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - Liczba stron: 778
...love, But — why did you kick me down stairs? Tlie Panel. l Acti.Sc.I. GEORGE BARRINGTON. 1755 • True patriots all ; for be it understood We left our country for our country's good.2 Prologue written for the Opening of the Play-house at New South Wales, Jan. 16, 1796. Harrington's...
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The Epigrammatists: A Selection from the Epigrammatic Literature of Ancient ...

Henry Philip Dodd - 1875 - Liczba stron: 695
...commences : From distant climes o'er wide-spread seas we come, Though not with much eclat or bent of drum, True patriots all— for be it understood, We left our country for our country's good. THOMAS MOORE. Bom 1779. Died 1852. jl REFLECTION AT SEA. See how beneath the moonbeam's smile Yon little...
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - Liczba stron: 864
...man 's the noblest work of God." Barrington. — Cherry. — Morton. 425 GEORGE BARRINGTON. 1755 . True patriots all ; for be it understood We left our country for our country's good.1 Prologue written for the Opening of the Play-house at New South Wales, Jan. 16, 1796. Harrington's...
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Gleanings and Reminiscences

Frank Thorpe Porter - 1875 - Liczba stron: 500
...a play at Sydney by a company consisting exclusively of transported thieves— " True patriots we ! for be it understood, We left our country for our country's good." At the time of Sargeant's arrival at Kilmainham, I had a very near relative who was a member of the...
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Autobiography of the Life and Times of the Rev. George Pegler

George Pegler - 1875 - Liczba stron: 515
...blessedness, could sing with the eccentric Barrington, who had been once in her situation, " True patriots we, for be it understood We left our country for our country's good." She was of Irish birth, and some years previously had been transported for crime to Botany Bay. On...
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Belgravia: A London Magazine, Tom 29

1876
...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...
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