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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Flag
 
  The flag of our union forever!
George P. Morris.    
  1
  A star for every state, and a state for every star.
Robert C. Winthrop.    
  2
  The meteor flag of England.
Campbell.    
  3
        This token serveth for a flag of truce
Betwixt ourselves and all our followers.
Shakespeare.    
  4
        Under spread ensigns moving nigh, in slow
But firm battalion.
Milton.    
  5
        When Freedom from her mountain height
Unfurled her standard to the air.
Joseph Rodman Drake.    
  6
  If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
John A. Dix.    
  7
                    Bastard Freedom waves
Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.
Moore.    
  8
        Who forthwith from the glittering staff unfurl’d
Th’ imperial ensign, which full high advanc’d
Shone like a meteor streaming to the wind.
Milton.    
  9
        Ay, tear her tattered ensign down!
Long has it waved on high,
And many an eye has danced to see
That banner in the sky.
Oliver Wendell Holmes.    
  10
  Let it rise! let it rise, till it meet the sun in his coming; let the earliest light of the morning gild it, and the parting day linger and play on its summit.
Daniel Webster.    
  11
        Flag of the free heart’s hope and home!
By angel hands to valor given,
Thy stars have lit the welkin dome,
And all thy hues were born in heaven.
Joseph Rodman Drake.    
  12
        Ye mariners of England!
  That guard our native seas;
Whose flag has braved a thousand years,
  The battle and the breeze.
Campbell.    
  13
        Nail to the mast her holy flag,
  Set every threadbare sail,
And give her to the God of storms,
  The lightning and the gale.
O. W. Holmes.    
  14
        “A song for our banner?”—The watchword recall
Which gave the republic her station;
“United we stand—divided we fall!”
It made and preserves us a nation!
George P. Morris.    
  15
        Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
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.
F. S. Key.    
  16
        Fling out, fling out, with cheer and shout,
  To all the winds Our Country’s Banner!
Be every bar, and every star,
  Displayed in full and glorious manner!
Blow, zephyrs, blow, keep the dear ensign flying!
Blow, zephyrs, sweetly mournful, sighing, sighing, sighing!
Abraham Coles.    
  17
        Banner of England, not for a season,
  O banner of Britain, has thou
Floated in conquering battle or flapt to the battle-cry!
Never with mightier glory than when we had rear’d thee on high,
  Flying at top of the roofs in the ghastly siege of Lucknow—
Shot thro’ the staff or the halyard, but ever we raised thee anew,
And ever upon the topmost roof our banner of England blew.
Tennyson.    
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