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

7240 John James Robert

AUTHOR:John James Robert, Duke of Rutland Manners (1818–1906)
QUOTATION:No: by the names inscribed in History’s page,
Names that are England’s noblest heritage,
Names that shall live for yet unnumbered years
Shrined in our hearts with Cressy and Poictiers;
Let wealth and commerce, laws and learning die,
But leave us still our old nobility.
ATTRIBUTION:England’s Trust. Part iii. Line 227.