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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Henry Clay. (1777–1852) (continued)
 
5391
    Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.
          Speech at Ashland, Ky., March, 1829.
5392
    I have heard something said about allegiance to the South. I know no South, no North, no East, no West, to which I owe any allegiance.
          Speech, 1848.
5393
    Sir, I would rather be right than be President.
          Speech, 1850 (referring to the Compromise Measures).
 
Francis Scott Key. (1779–1843)
 
5394
    And the star-spangled banner, oh long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
          The Star-Spangled Banner.
5395
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation! 1
Then conquer we must when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto, “In God is our trust!”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
          The Star-Spangled Banner.
 
Horace Smith. (1779–1849)
 
5396
    Thinking is but an idle waste of thought,
And nought is everything and everything is nought.
          Rejected Addresses. Cui Bono?
5397
    In the name of the Prophet—figs.
          Johnson’s Ghost.
5398
    And thou hast walked about (how strange a story!)
  In Thebes’s streets three thousand years ago,
When the Memnonium was in all its glory.
          Address to the Mummy at Belzoni’s Exhibition.
 
Note 1.
It made and preserves us a nation. George P. Morris: The Flag of our Union. [back]
 

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