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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