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

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Thomas Campbell. (1777–1844) (continued)
    Triumphal arch, that fill’st the sky
  When storms prepare to part,
I ask not proud Philosophy
  To teach me what thou art.
          To the Rainbow.
    A stoic of the woods,—a man without a tear.
          Gertrude of Wyoming. Part i. Stanza 23.
    O Love! in such a wilderness as this.
          Gertrude of Wyoming. Part iii. Stanza 1.
    The torrent’s smoothness, ere it dash below!
          Gertrude of Wyoming. Part iii. Stanza 5.
    Again to the battle, Achaians!
Our hearts bid the tyrants defiance!
Our land, the first garden of Liberty’s tree,
It has been, and shall yet be, the land of the free.
          Song of the Greeks.
    Drink ye to her that each loves best!
  And if you nurse a flame
That ’s told but to her mutual breast,
  We will not ask her name.
          Drink ye to Her.
    To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.
          Hallowed Ground.
    Oh leave this barren spot to me!
Spare, woodman, spare the beechen tree! 1
          The Beech-Tree’s Petition.
Henry Clay. (1777–1852)
    The gentleman [Josiah Quincy] cannot have forgotten his own sentiment, uttered even on the floor of this House, “Peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must.” 2
          Speech, 1813.
Note 1.
Woodman, spare that tree!
Touch not a single bough!
George P. Morris: Woodman, spare that Tree. [back]
Note 2.
See Quincy, Quotation 1. [back]