|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Walt Whitman (18191892)|
|QUOTATION:|| O Banner!|
Not houses of peace are you, nor any nor all of their prosperity; if need be you shall have every one of those houses to destroy them;
You thought not to destroy those valuable houses, standing fast, full of comfort, built with money;
May they stand fast then? Not an hour, unless you, above them and all, stand fast.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Drum-Taps. Song of the Banner at Daybreak.|
|WORKS:||Walt Whitman Collection.|