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

6163 Thomas Babington

AUTHOR:Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (1800–1859)
QUOTATION:To every man upon this earth
  Death cometh soon or late;
And how can man die better
  Than facing fearful odds
For the ashes of his fathers
  And the temples of his gods?
ATTRIBUTION:Lays of ancient Rome. Horatius, xxvii.