Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Uncover when the flag goes by, boys, Tis freedoms starry banner that you greet, Flag famed in song and story Long may it wave, old glory The flag that has never known defeat. Charles L. Benjamin and George D. Sutton. The Flag That Has Never Known Defeat.
United States, your banner wears Two emblemsone of fame; Alas! the other that it bears Reminds us of your shame.
Your banners constellation types White freedom with its stars, But whats the meaning of the stripes? They mean your negroes scars. CampbellTo the Untied States of North America. (1838). (See also Lunt for answer to same.)
Fling out, fling out, with cheer and shout, To all the winds Our Countrys Banner! Be every bar, and every star, Displayed in full and glorious manner! Blow, zephyrs, blow, keep the dear ensign flying! Blow, zephyrs, sweetly mournful, sighing, sighing, sighing! Abraham ColesThe Microcosm and other Poems. P. 191.
Flag of the free hearts hope and home! By angel hands to valour given, Thy stars have lit the welkin dome; And all thy hues were born in heaven. Joseph Rodman DrakeThe Croakers. The American Flag. St. 5.
A moth-eaten rag on a worm-eaten pole, It does not look likely to stir a mans soul. Tis the deeds that were done neath the moth-eaten rag, When the pole was a staff, and the rag was a flag. Gen. Sir E. Hamley. Referring to the Colors of the 43rd Monmouth Light Infantry.
Oh! say can you see by the dawns early light What so proudly we haild at the twilights last gleaming, Whose stripes and bright stars, thro the perilous fight, Oer the ramparts we watchd, were so gallantly streaming; And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro the night that our flag was still there! CHORUS Oh! say, does that star spangled banner yet wave, Oer the land of the free and the home of the brave! F. S. KeyStar-Spangled Banner. To Anacreon in heaven, where he sat in full glee, / A few Sons of Harmony sent a petition, \ That he their inspirer and patron would be. Ralph TomlinsonTo Anacreon in Heaven. Music by John Stafford Smith. Tune of The Star-Spangled Banner (between 1770 and 1775) to which F. S. Key set his words.
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation! 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 Oer the land of the free and the home of the brave. F. S. KeyStar-Spangled Banner.
England! Whence came each glowing hue That tints your flag of meteor light, The streaming red, the deeper blue, Crossed with the moonbeams pearly white? The blood, the bruisethe blue, the red Let Asias groaning millions speak; The white it tells of colour fled From starving Erins pallid cheek. George Lunt. Answer to Campbell. In Newburyport News (Mass.).
A song for our banner?The watchword recall Which gave the Republic her station; United we standdivided we fall! It made and preserves us a nation! George P. MorrisThe Flag of Our Union. Probably inspired by Dickinson.
Your flag and my flag, And how it flies today In your land and my land And half a world away! Rose-red and blood-red The stripes forever gleam; Snow-white and soul-white The good forefathers dream; Sky-blue and true-blue, with stars to gleam aright The gloried guidon of the day, a shelter through the night. Wilbur D. NesbitYour Flag and My Flag.
Yes, well rally round the flag, boys, well rally once again, Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom, We will rally from the hill-side, well gather from the plain, Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom. George F. RootBattle-Cry of Freedom.
Shes up thereOld Glorywhere lightnings are sped, She dazzles the nations with ripples of red, And shell wave for us living, or droop oer us dead The flag of our country forever. Frank L. StantonOur Flag Forever.
Banner of England, not for a season, O Banner of Britain, hast thou Floated in conquering battle or flapt to the battle-cry! Never with mightier glory, than when we had reard thee on high, Flying at top of the roofs in the ghastly siege of Lucknow Shot thro the staff or the halyard, but ever we raised thee anew, And ever upon the topmost roof our banner of England blew. TennysonThe Defence of Lucknow.