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I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.Hale, Nathan
Source: NATHAN HALE, last words before being hanged by the British as a spy, September 22, 1776. Possibly inspired by Joseph Addisons celebrated tragedy, Cato , in which Cato says, when the body of his son is brought before him: How beautiful is death when earned by virtue. Who would not be that youth? What pity is it that we can die but once to serve our country!George Dudley Seymour, Captain Nathan Hale, Major John Palsgrave Wyllys, A Digressive History, p. 39 .See note at No. 1561. · Excerpt from The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner · This quote is about patriotism · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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