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2900 Algernon Sidney 1622-1683 John Bartlett

AUTHOR:Algernon Sidney (1622–1683)
QUOTATION:Manus haec inimica tyrannis
Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem. 1
ATTRIBUTION:From the Life and Memoirs of Algernon Sidney.
Note 1.
His father writes to him, Aug. 30, 1660: “It is said that the University of Copenhagen brought their album unto you, desiring you to write something; and that you did scribere in albo these words.” It is said that the first line is to be found in a patent granted in 1616 by Camden (Clarencieux).—Notes and Queries, March 10, 1866. [back]