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Tobias Smollett
(1721-1771) born on
Mar 19
Scottish poet. His works include "Ode to Independence" and "Roderick Random."
I think for my part one half of the nation is mad - and the other not very sound.

Some folk are wise, and some are otherwise.
Facts are stubborn things.
Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall.
Thy spirit, Independence, let me share;
Lord of the lion heart and eagle eye,
Thy steps I follow with my bosom bare,
Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves," Ch. 6.
R: "Roderick Random," Ch. 6.
A: "Gil Blas de Santillane," bk. 10, ch. 1, 1715.
N: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
K: "Ode to Independence."

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