A Quote by Lord Stowell on duty, good, laws, and men

What constitutes a state? . . . . . . . Men who their duties know, But know their rights, and knowing, dare maintain. . . . . . . . And sovereign law, that state's collected will, O'er thrones and globes elate, Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.

Lord Stowell (1745 - 1836)

Source: Ode in Imitation of Alcæus.

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