|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Robert Pollok. (17991827) (continued)|
| He laid his hand upon the Oceans mane, 1 |
And played familiar with his hoary locks.
| The Course of Time. Book iv. Line 689.|
| T was Slander filled her mouth with lying words,|
Slander, the foulest whelp of Sin.
| The Course of Time. Book iv. Line 725.|
| He was a man|
Who stole the livery of the court of Heaven
To serve the Devil in.
| The Course of Time. Book viii. Line 616.|
| With one hand he put|
A penny in the urn of poverty,
And with the other took a shilling out.
| The Course of Time. Book viii. Line 632.|
|Colonel Blacker. |
| Put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry! 2 |
| Olivers Advice. 1834.|
|Rufus Choate. (17991859)|
| There was a state without king or nobles; there was a church without a bishop; 3 there was a people governed by grave magistrates which it had selected, and by equal laws which it had framed.|
| Speech before the New England Society, Dec. 22, 1843.|
See Byron, page 548. [back]
There is a well-authenticated anecdote of Cromwell. On a certain occasion, when his troops were about to cross a river to attack the enemy, he concluded an address, with these words: Put your trust in God; but mind to keep your powder dry!Hayes: Ballads of Ireland, vol. 1, p. 191. [back]
The Americans equally detest the pageantry of a king and the supercilious hypocrisy of a bishop.Junius: Letter xxxv. Dec. 19, 1769. Compare the anonymous poem The Puritans Mistake, published by Oliver Ditson in 1844:
Oh, we are weary pilgrims; to this wilderness we bring
A Church without a bishop, a State without a King.
It [Calvinism] established a religion without a prelate, a government without a king.George Bancroft: History of the United States, vol. iii, chap. vi. [back]