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

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Charles Fenno Hoffman. (1806–1884)
    Sparkling and bright in liquid light
  Does the wine our goblets gleam in;
With hue as red as the rosy bed
  Which a bee would choose to dream in.
Then fill to-night, with hearts as light
  To loves as gay and fleeting
As bubbles that swim on the beaker’s brim
  And break on the lips while meeting.
          Sparkling and Bright.
William Lloyd Garrison. (1805–1879)
      My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind. 1 
          Prospectus of the Public Liberator, 1830.
      I am in earnest. I will not equivocate; I will not excuse; I will not retreat a single inch; and I will be heard! 2 
          Salutatory of the Liberator, Jan. 1, 1831.
      I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice.
          The Liberator. Vol. i. No. 1, 1831.
      The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell. 3 
          Resolution adopted by the Antislavery Society, Jan. 27, 1843.
Note 1.
Socrates said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.—Plutarch: On Banishment.
  Diogenes, when asked from what country he came, replied, “I am a citizen of the world.”—Diogenes Laertius.
  My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.—Thomas Paine: Rights of Man, chap. v.
  This famous motto of Garrison’s appears in several different forms. On the first number of the Liberator in 1831, the my was changed to our. In the Prospectus of December 15, 1837, it read: Our country is the world; our countrymen are all mankind. [back]
Note 2.
See Disraeli’s maiden speech, page 624. The time will come when you will hear me. [back]
Note 3.
We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement.—Isaiah xxviii. 15. [back]