Quotation by Joseph Addison

"We are always doing," says he, "something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something for us."
Joseph Addison (1672–1719), British essayist. Spectator (London, Aug. 20, 1714), no. 583, The Spectator, ed. D.F. Bond (1965).

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