Intellectual Property Law
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The 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act states the duration of copyright [ for literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works] to be 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the last remaining author of the work dies. So the copy right has not expired.
You may qualify for a fair use exception but I would need to know how and why you plan to use the quote [i.e. what purpose and will it be for profit?]
Given what you have stated, it does not appear to qualify for any of the fair use exceptions. See this law. See Sections 28-36. Your best bet is to obtain permission or fit it under the research and private study exception.