John Trumbull

1750 - 1831

A Quote by John Trumbull on driving

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But as some muskets so contrive it As oft to miss the mark they drive at, And though well aimed at duck or plover, Bear wide, and kick their owners over.

John Trumbull (1750 - 1831)

Source: McFingal. Canto i. Line 93.

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A Quote by John Trumbull on needs

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But optics sharp it needs, I ween, To see what is not to be seen.

John Trumbull (1750 - 1831)

Source: McFingal. Canto i. Line 67.

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A Quote by John Trumbull on good and laws

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No man e'er felt the halter draw, With good opinion of the law.

John Trumbull (1750 - 1831)

Source: McFingal. Canto iii. Line 489.

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A Quote by John Trumbull on obligation, posterity, and trust

As though there were a tie And obligation to posterity. We get them, bear them, breed, and nurse: What has posterity done for us. That we, lest they their rights should lose, Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?

John Trumbull (1750 - 1831)

Source: McFingal. Canto ii. Line 121.

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