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

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Miscellaneous. (continued)
    Oh, it ’s a snug little island!
A right little, tight little island.
          Thomas Dibdin (1771–1841): The snug little Island.
    And ne’er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves,
While the earth bears a plant or the sea rolls its waves.
          Robert Treat Paine (1772–1811): Adams and Liberty.
    They [the blacks] had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.
          Roger B. Taney (1777–1864): The Dred Scott Case (Howard, Rep. 19, P. 407).
    To make a mountain of a mole-hill.
          Henry Ellis (1777–1869): Original Letters. Second Series, p. 312.
    March to the battle-field,
  The foe is now before us;
Each heart is Freedom’s shield,
  And heaven is shining o’er us.
          B. E. O’Meara (1778–1836): March to the Battle-Field.
    Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.
          Stephen Decatur (1779–1820): Toast given at Norfolk, April, 1816.
    Here shall the Press the People’s right maintain,
Unaw’d by influence and unbrib’d by gain;
Here patriot Truth her glorious precepts draw,
Pledg’d to Religion, Liberty, and Law.
          Joseph Story (1779–1845): Motto of the “Salem Register.” (Life of Story, Vol. i. p. 127.)
    Let there be no inscription upon my tomb; let no man write my epitaph: no man can write my epitaph.
          Robert Emmet (1780–1803): Speech on his Trial and Conviction for High Treason, September, 1803.
    Imitation is the sincerest flattery.
          C. C. Colton (1780–1832): The Lacon.