Sorry, Thor, but you can't claim credit for that "poet's quote." That would be American revolutionary Thomas Paine. Nice try, though, Mr. Brit.
Ah my dear Nerys Ghemor, I think we're both right. For you see although Thomas Paine was a revolutionary (and one of the highest caliber) he was a Brit, just a very forward thinking one who rejected the reactionary ruling class of his native land.
And he wasn't the only one there were numinous riots againist the regime and massive support for both the American and French revolutions.
In fact Mr Paine was voted one of the greatest Britons a few years ago.
So in summation he was a limey revolutionary who played a key role in the American revoultion and we all love him for that.