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

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Thomas Jefferson. (1743–1826) (continued)
    When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property. 1
          Life of Jefferson (Rayner), p. 356.
    Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.
          Notes on Virginia. Query xviii. Manners.
Josiah Quincy. (1744–1775)
    Blandishments will not fascinate us, nor will threats of a “halter” intimidate. For, under God, we are determined that wheresoever, whensoever, or howsoever we shall be called to make our exit, we will die free men.
          Observations on the Boston Port Bill, 1774.
Charles Dibdin. (1745–1814)
    There ’s a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft,
To keep watch for the life of poor Jack.
          Poor Jack.
    Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle?
He was all for love, and a little for the bottle.
          Captain Wattle and Miss Roe.
    His form was of the manliest beauty,
  His heart was kind and soft;
Faithful below he did his duty,
  But now he ’s gone aloft.
          Tom Bowling.
    For though his body ’s under hatches,
  His soul has gone aloft.
          Tom Bowling.
    Spanking Jack was so comely, so pleasant, so jolly,
  Though winds blew great guns, still he ’d whistle and sing;
Jack loved his friend, and was true to his Molly,
  And if honour gives greatness, was great as a king.
          The Sailor’s Consolation. 2
Note 1.
See Appendix. Quotation 45.

See Also:
Thomas Jefferson: First Inaugural Address
Thomas Jefferson: Second Inaugural Address [back]
Note 2.
A song with this title, beginning, “One night came on a hurricane,” was written by William Pitt, of Malta, who died in 1840. [back]