John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) John Quincy Adams. (17671848) 4850
This hand, to tyrants ever sworn the foe, For Freedom only deals the deadly blow; Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade, For gentle peace in Freedoms hallowed shade. 1
Written in an Album, 1842. 4851
This is the last of earth! I am content.
His Last Words, Feb. 21, 1848.
David Everett. (17691813) 4852
You d scarce expect one of my age To speak in public on the stage; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Dont view me with a critics eye, But pass my imperfections by. Large streams from little fountains flow, Tall oaks from little acorns grow. 2
Lines written for a School Declamation.
Sydney Smith. (17711845) 4853
It requires a surgical operation to get a joke well into a Scotch understanding. 3
Lady Hollands Memoir. Vol. i. p. 15. 4854
That knuckle-end of England,that land of Calvin, oat-cakes, and sulphur.
Lady Hollands Memoir. Vol. i. p. 17. 4855
No one minds what Jeffrey says:
it is not more than a week ago that I heard him speak disrespectfully of the equator.
Lady Hollands Memoir. Vol. i. p. 17.