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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

352 Samuel Daniel 1562?-1619 John Bartlett

AUTHOR:Samuel Daniel (1562?–1619)
QUOTATION:And who (in time) knows whither we may vent
  The treasure of our tongue? To what strange shores
This gain of our best glory shall be sent
  T’ enrich unknowing nations with our stores?
What worlds in the yet unformed Occident
  May come refin’d with th’ accents that are ours? 1
ATTRIBUTION:Musophilus. Stanza 163.
Note 1.
Westward the course of empire takes its way.—Bishop Berkeley: On the Prospect of Planting Arts and Learning in America. [back]