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date: 12 April 2024

Samuel Adams 1722–1803
American revolutionary leader 

  1. What a glorious morning is this.
    traditionally quoted as, ‘What a glorious morning for America’
    on hearing gunfire at Lexington, 19 April 1775; J. K. Hosmer Samuel Adams (1886) ch. 19
  2. A nation of shopkeepers are very seldom so disinterested.
    Oration in Philadelphia 1 August 1776 (the authenticity of this publication is doubtful); see Napoleon I, Smith