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

8380 Misellaneous John Bartlett

QUOTATION:“Be of good comfort, Master Ridley,” Latimer cried at the crackling of the flames. “Play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.” 1
ATTRIBUTION:Common in Chester County, Penn., among the Friends.
Note 1.
I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out.—2 Esdras xiv. 25. [back]