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Talk:there but for the grace of God go I

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There is some suggestion that a 16th century interpretation of the phrase may have been intended to mean that the speaker has been specially identified by God as being above those to whom the statement is referring. This actually would mean it had the opposite intention of the one meant by the phrase today.

There is some doubt, however, that Bradford was even the source of the quote.