Valentine Blacker

1778 - 1823

A Quote by Valentine Blacker on anecdotes, certainty, enemies, fanaticism, god, mind, trust, and words

Put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry. note: There is a well-authenticated anecdote of Cromwell. On a certain occasion, when his troops were about crossing a river to attack the enemy, he concluded an address, couched in the usual fanatic terms in use among them, with these words: "Put your trust in God; but mind to keep your powder dry!"

Valentine Blacker (1778 - 1823)

Source: Edward Hayes, Ballads of Ireland,1856, Oliver’s Advice

Contributed by: Zaady

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