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

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Henry Clay. (1777–1852) (continued)
    Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.
          Speech at Ashland, Ky., March, 1829.
    I have heard something said about allegiance to the South. I know no South, no North, no East, no West, to which I owe any allegiance.
          Speech, 1848.
    Sir, I would rather be right than be President.
          Speech, 1850 (referring to the Compromise Measures).
Francis Scott Key. (1779–1843)
    And the star-spangled banner, oh long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
          The Star-Spangled Banner.
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation! 1
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
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
          The Star-Spangled Banner.
Horace Smith. (1779–1849)
    Thinking is but an idle waste of thought,
And nought is everything and everything is nought.
          Rejected Addresses. Cui Bono?
    In the name of the Prophet—figs.
          Johnson’s Ghost.
    And thou hast walked about (how strange a story!)
  In Thebes’s streets three thousand years ago,
When the Memnonium was in all its glory.
          Address to the Mummy at Belzoni’s Exhibition.
Note 1.
It made and preserves us a nation. George P. Morris: The Flag of our Union. [back]