i only regret that i have but one life to lose for my country

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I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country definition

Words spoken by the patriot Nathan Hale, who was executed as a spy by the British in 1776.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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