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

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Robert Pollok. (1799–1827) (continued)
    He laid his hand upon “the Ocean’s mane,” 1 
And played familiar with his hoary locks.
          The Course of Time. Book iv. Line 689.
    ’T was Slander filled her mouth with lying words,
Slander, the foulest whelp of Sin.
          The Course of Time. Book iv. Line 725.
                  He was a man
Who stole the livery of the court of Heaven
To serve the Devil in.
          The Course of Time. Book viii. Line 616.
              With one hand he put
A penny in the urn of poverty,
And with the other took a shilling out.
          The Course of Time. Book viii. Line 632.
Colonel Blacker.
    Put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry! 2 
          Oliver’s Advice. 1834.
Rufus Choate. (1799–1859)
      There was a state without king or nobles; there was a church without a bishop; 3 there was a people governed by grave magistrates which it had selected, and by equal laws which it had framed.
          Speech before the New England Society, Dec. 22, 1843.
Note 1.
See Byron, page 548. [back]
Note 2.
There is a well-authenticated anecdote of Cromwell. On a certain occasion, when his troops were about to cross a river to attack the enemy, he concluded an address, with these words: “Put your trust in God; but mind to keep your powder dry!”—Hayes: Ballads of Ireland, vol. 1, p. 191. [back]
Note 3.
The Americans equally detest the pageantry of a king and the supercilious hypocrisy of a bishop.—Junius: Letter xxxv. Dec. 19, 1769. Compare the anonymous poem “The Puritans’ Mistake,” published by Oliver Ditson in 1844:—
  “Oh, we are weary pilgrims; to this wilderness we bring
  A Church without a bishop, a State without a King.”

  It [Calvinism] established a religion without a prelate, a government without a king.—George Bancroft: History of the United States, vol. iii, chap. vi. [back]