|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| They say that the lady from Philadelphia who is staying in town is very wise. Suppose I go ask her what is best to be done.|
Lucretia P. HalePeterkin Papers. Ch. I.
|Hail! Philadelphia, tho Quaker thou be,|
The birth-day of medical honors to thee
In this country belongs; twas thou caught the flame,
That crossing the ocean from Englishmen came
And kindled the fires of Wisdom and Knowledge,
Inspired the student, erected a college,
First held a commencement with suitable state,
In the year of our Lord, seventeen sixty-eight.
Wm. Todd HelmuthThe Story of a City Doctor.