Quotation by William Cobbett

I was a countryman and a father before I was a writer on political subjects.... Born and bred up in the sweet air myself, I was resolved that [my children] should be bred up in it too.
William Cobbett (1762–1835), British author, publisher, Member of Parliament. Advice to Young Men, p. 241. The Autobiography of William Cobbett: The Progress of a Plough-boy to a Seat in Parliament, ch. 8, p. 99, Faber and Faber Limited (1933).
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