Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Them was the days

I give to my son, when he shall arrive to the age of fifteen years, Algernon Sidney's works,—John Locke's works,—Lord Bacon's works,—Gordon's Tacitus,—and Cato's Letters. May the spirit of liberty rest upon him!
—Last Will and Testament of Josiah Quincy, Jr., 1774

As quoted in The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition by Bernard Bailyn.

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