Quotation by William M. Evarts

The pious ones of Plymouth who, reaching the Rock, first fell upon their own knees and then upon the aborigines.
William M. Evarts (1818–1901), U.S. statesman. Quoted by Henry Watterson in Louisville Courier-Journal (July 4, 1913).

Also attributed to various others, including Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., and Bill Nye.
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