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Louis Kronenberger, Richard Rumbold, Samuel Adams


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"True individualists tend to be quite unobservant;

it is the snob, the... sophisticate, the frightened conformist,

who keeps a fascinated or worried eye on what is in the wind."

-- Louis Kronenberger


Source: Company Manners, 1954




"I never could believe that Providence

had sent a few men into the world,

ready booted and spurred to ride, and

millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden."

-- Richard Rumbold

(?-1685) British Colonel

Source: His final words on the scaffold before he was hanged in 1685.


Douglass ADAIR, Rumbold's Dying Speech, 1685, and Jefferson's LastWords on Democracy, 1826 [Notes and Documents], in: William and MaryQuarterly, 3rd Series, 9, 1952, p. 521




"It is a very great mistake to imagine that

the object of loyalty is the authority

and interest of one individual man,

however dignified by the applause or

enriched by the success of popular actions."

-- Samuel Adams

(1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the American Revolution."


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