|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
| Oh the heart is a free and a fetterless thing,|
A wave of the ocean, a bird on the wing!
| Julia Pardoe (18161862): The Captive Greek Girl.|
| Let wealth and commerce, laws and learning die,|
But leave us still our old nobility.
| Lord John Manners (1818 ): Englands Trust. Part iii. Line 227.|
| Why thus longing, thus forever sighing|
For the far-off, unattaind, and dim,
While the beautiful all round thee lying
Offers up its low, perpetual hymn?
| Harriet W. Sewall (18191889): Why thus longing?|
| Dont you remember sweet Alice, Ben Bolt?|
Sweet Alice, whose hair was so brown;
Who wept with delight when you gave her a smile,
And trembld with fear at your frown!
| Thomas Dunn English (1819 ): Ben Bolt.|
| The Survival of the Fittest.|
| Herbert Spencer (1820 ): Principles of Biology, Vol. i. Chap. xii. (American edition, 1867.)|
| Who fears to speak of Ninety-eight?|
Who blushes at the name?
When cowards mock the patriots fate,
Who hangs his head for shame?
| John K. Ingram (1820 ): The Dublin Nation, April 1, 1843, Vol. ii. p. 339.|
| On Fames eternal camping-ground|
Their silent tents are spread,
And Glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.
| Theodore OHara (18201867): The Bivouac of the Dead. (August, 1847.)|
| Hold the fort! I am coming!|
| William T. Sherman (18201891),signalled to General Corse in Allatoona from the top of Kenesaw, Oct. 5, 1864.|
| For every wave with dimpled face|
That leapd upon the air,
Had caught a star in its embrace
And held it trembling there.
| Amelia B. Welby (18211852): Musings. Stanza 4.|
| To look up and not down,|
To look forward and not back,
To look out and not in, and
To lend a hand.
| Edward Everett Hale (1822 ): Rule of the Harry Wadsworth Club (from Ten Times One is Ten, 1870).|
| Listen! John A. Logan is the Head Centre, the Hub, the King Pin, the Main Spring, Mogul, and Mugwump of the final plot by which partisanship was installed in the Commission.|
| Isaac H. Bromley (1833 ): Editorial in the New York Tribune, Feb. 16, 1877.|
| A mugwump is a person educated beyond his intellect.|
| Horace Porter (1837 ), a bon-mot in the Cleveland-Blaine campaign of 1884.|