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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

George Pope Morris 1802-1864 John Bartlett

    Woodman, spare that tree!
  Touch not a single bough! 1 
In youth it sheltered me,
  And I ’ll protect it now.
          Woodman, spare that Tree! 1830.
    A song for our banner! The watchword recall
  Which gave the Republic her station:
“United we stand, divided we fall!”
  It made and preserves us a nation! 2 
          The Flag of our Union.
    The union of lakes, the union of lands,
  The union of States none can sever,
The union of hearts, the union of hands,
  And the flag of our Union forever!
          The Flag of our Union.
    Near the lake where drooped the willow,
    Long time ago!
          Near the Lake.
    In teaching me the way to live
  It taught me how to die.
          My Mother’s Bible.
Note 1.
See Campbell, page 516. [back]
Note 2.
See Key, page 517. [back]