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POSTERITY
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We are always doing, says he, something for Posterity, but I would fain see Posterity do something for us.
      - Sir Richard Steele, Spectator
         (vol. VIII, no. 583)

It is pleasant to observe how free the present age is in laying taxes on the next. "Future ages shall talk of this; they shall be famous to all posterity;" whereas their time and thoughts will be taken up about present things, as ours are now.
      - Jonathan Swift

Posterity gives to every man his true honor.
  [Lat., Suum cuique decus posteritas rependet.]
      - Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus), Annales
         (IV, 35)

What has poster'ty done for us,
  That we, lest they their rights should lose,
    Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?
      - John Trumbull (1), McFingal
         (canto II, l. 121)

A foreign nation is a kind of contemporaneous posterity.
      - Horace Binney Wallace, Stanley
         (vol. II, p. 89)


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