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Daniel Webster

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There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters.
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A speech delivered at Niblo’s Saloon, in New York, on the 15 of March, 1837.
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The Works of Daniel Webster, Boston, Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851, vol. 1, p. 358.

 
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